Genus Himantoglossum W. D. Koch
Род 194 (5). Пърчовка - Himantoglossum W. D. KOCH
W. D. Koch in Syn.Fl. Germ. et Helv. (1838) 689
Fam: Orchidaceae Lindl.
Genus: Himantoglossum W. D. Koch
English Name: Lizard orchid
Perennials. Inflorescence similar to wheat class. Perianth leaflets free, 5 of them gathered in the helmet. Lip at the base with a short spur, tripartite, middle share deep cut in two, often greatly extended. Ginostemium dull. Stamen one. Staminal pocket at the base with a bag. Plants with two underground oval tubers. This genus of orchids was represented in Bulgaria with a kind allocated before as H. hircinum (L.) Spreng. Protected by the Biodiversity Law.
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Himantoglossum is a genus of orchids native to the Canary Islands, Europe, southwest Asia and northern Africa. Its members generally have a labellum which is divided into three parts, of which the middle part is the longest.
The genera Comperia and Barlia are now included in Himantoglossum.
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References: „Флора на България”, БАН, София, том II, (1964), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
Himantoglossum caprinum (M.-Bieb.) Sprengel - Lizard orchid, - Himantoglossum_caprinum_Pryce_Buckle
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