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

Cephalanthera damasonium (Miller) Druce

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Cephalanthera

    Catalan common name : Curraià.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona.

    Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.

    General distribution : Eurosiberian

    Flowering time : April. May. June. July.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Holm oak forest of the Serra de Tramuntana.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : The Cephalanthera are orchids that have a rhizome instead of a tuber, which is the norm for the majority of the other genus of this family. This species has creamy white flowers, which emerge from the axils of a bract, which is longer than the flower itself. The leaves are wide, especially the basal region, this character is allows it to be told apart from Cephalanthera longifolia, as the later has long and narrow leaves. Lives in encinals in shady spots. Flowers in May and June.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra