Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Spiranthes spiralis (L.) F. Chev.

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Spiranthes

    Catalan common name : Orquídia de tardor.

    Spanish common name : Trenzas de muchacha.

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

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

    General distribution : Some regions

    Flowering time : September. October. November.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Stony and dry soils.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This is one of the few orchids that flower in autumn. Its inflorescence is very chararctersitic since the flowers, which are small and yellowish, form a spiral on the leaf-stalk.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra