Himantoglossum robertianum

Synon. Barlia robertiana

Giant orchid                                                                      Ιμαντογλοσσο του ροβερτου

Orchidaceae - orchid family                                                                               Monocot.


The giant orchid Himantoglossum robertiana shoots up rapidly among the grassland of the olive groves in early spring. It is a robust orchid with thick straight stem and crowded flower spike The base of the stem is surrounded by broad, glossy, green leaves. The flowers are greenish flushed with purplish-red, in close up markings, resembling a spider hidden deep inside the flower, can be seen.

25-30mm, 20-40cm ,
6-15cm                                              JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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