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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[O-EM]
Habitat

Damp grassland, marshes and maritime sands.

General Description

Tubers 2-5, 1 sessile, the others on stolons, ovoid to subglobose.

Distribution

Mediterranean region and Southwest Europe.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Corse, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Great Britain

Serapias lingua L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [12283], Italy 195.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [12285A], Italy 196.000
Italy 20412.000
Italy 20414.000
France 20415.000
Cumberlege [1500], Greece 27638.000
Hooper, S., Greece 28127.000
Barneby, T., France 28685.000
Wood, J.J. [176], Greece 38950.000
Wood, J.J. [282], Greece 39481.000
Cribb, P.J. [224], Italy 39551.000
Wood, J.J. [401], Italy 43665.000
Sands, M.J.S., Greece 45176.000
Clements, M.A. [2636] 47690.000
Clements, M.A. [2636] 47954.000
Clements, M.A. [2588] 48778.000
Joseph, J. [290], Spain 48805.000
Joseph, J. [380], Spain 48814.000
Italy 5833.000
Chase [16358] 71750.000
Heldreich, De [s.n.], Italy K000364012
Tineo [s.n.], Italy K000364010
Swainson [s.n.], Italy K000364006
Greece K000364013
Bentham [s.n.], France K000364008
Clements, M. [2604B] 76418.000
Heldreich, De [s.n.], Greece K000364011
s.coll. [s.n.] K000364009
Hooker, W.J. [s.n.] K000364005
Italy Helleborine lingua K000364007

First published in Sp. Pl.: 950 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2005). Flora Iberica 21: 1-366. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • G.I.R.O.S. (2009). Orchidee d'Italia: 1-303. Il Castello srl, Italy.
  • Galán Cela, P. & Gamarra, R. (2003). Check List of the Iberian and Balearic Orchids 2 Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 60: 309-329.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kühn, R., Pedersen, H.Æ. & Cribb, v (2019). Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean: 1-430. Kew Publishing, England.
  • Vázquez Pardo, F.M. (2009). Revisión de la familia Orchidaceae en Extremadura (España) Folia Botanica Extremadurensis 3: 1-367.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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