Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Cephalanthera longifolia (L.) Fritsch

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Cephalanthera

    Catalan common name : Curraià blanc.

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

    Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.

    General distribution : Some regions

    Flowering time : March. April. May. June. July.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Holm oak forest of the Serra de Tramuntana.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This species has large, pure white flowers, with the labellum shorter than the other flower parts, there are yellow spots on the inside of this flower; it can have more than fifteen flowers on the same inflorescence. The leaves are elongate, this character, along with colour and form of the flower allows this species to be distinguished from Cephalanthera damasonium, which has wider leaves. Lives in encinals and flowers at the endo of spring.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra