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Giant Orchid

Observed: 9th April 2012 By: FrancineFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

One of the orchids I found on a recent trip to Spain. Surprisingly I nearly missed this one even though it was right beside the path in the hills behind Senija!

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Kew Checklist Himantoglossum

Kew Checklist
Himantoglossum robertianum (Loisel.) P.Delforge, Naturalistes Belges 80: 401 (1999).
This name is accepted.
Distribution: Medit.
12 BAL COR FRA POR SAR SPA 13 GRC ITA KRI SIC YUG 20 ALG LBY MOR TUN 34 CYP EAI TUR
Lifeform: Tuber geophyte
Family: Orchidaceae
Original Compiler: R.Govaerts

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Names

Thanks for the updated name. Personally I find it very difficult to keep up to date with name changes.
Carol

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In this case, it the result

In this case, it the result of molecular studies.
R.M. Bateman et al.
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, (2003) 142 , 1–40.
In addition, justifications are given for: (1) establishing
Steveniella
as the basally divergent member of an appreciably expanded
Himantoglossum
that incorporates the former genera
Barlia and Comperia