Orchis name

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:22:29 PDT
It is an Orobanche, a parasitic member of the Orobanchaceae (formerly 
Scrophulariaceae) that lacks chlorophyll. They do indeed look rather like 
orchids, specially the achlorophyllous Neottia nidus-avis.

I can't say which species this is: they are quite numerous in Europe, and 
identification can be difficult. It also often helps to know which species 
is the host.

John Grimshaw


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Subject: [pbs] Orchis name

> May anyone help in recognizing this orchis ?
> it a wild orchis from eastern Alps in Italy
> Thanks
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> Giorgio Pozzi
> North Italy
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