Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Serapias lingua L.

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Serapias

    Catalan common name : Galls.

    Spanish common name : Gallos.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Gerona.

    Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : April. May. June.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Pine woodlands and therophytic communities.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : The Serapias genus is charaterised by having erect purple or violet flowers and a tongue-shaped central labellum. Serapias lingua has a rather wide, long central labellum which is shorter and less reflected Serapias parviflora, and does not have a heart-shaped base as in Serapias cordigera. Flowers from April until June.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra