Fam: Orchidaceae   Lindl. 
Genus:   Orchis L.
Species: Orchis coriophora L.

Sp. PL ed. 1 (1753) 940; Hayek Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. Ill (1933) 386

English Name: Bug Orchid

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Photos by Pryce Buckle


Plants high 15 – 40 cm. Flowers are brownish – red, more rarely white with an insect-like smell. The leavers are linear lanceolate gradually conical. Prefer grassy areas and meadows. 

Flowering Time: April - June: blow into flower relative late.


“Orchids of Strandja”

S. Uzunova, B. Bergman, K. Njagolov, S. Uzunov

Burgas, 2004  

“Flora of Republic Bulgaria”, vol. II, Bulg. Acad. Sci. Sofia, (1964)

Distribution in Bulgaria: All of Bulgaria. Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc  

Distribution: Europe, Asia: Israel, Syria, Cyprus, Asiatic Turkey, Aegean Islands; Africa: Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco

Conservation status and threats:  protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

Photo(s) taken on: June, 19. 2002, On way to Vitosha (Photos 1., 2., 3. ) and on June, 23. 2006, On way to Pamporovo (Photo 4)

Medical plant: 

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