Orchis papilionacea, Orchis caspia, Anacamptis papilionacea,
Vermeulenia papilionacea, Pink Butterfly Orchid,
Hebrew: סחלב פרפרני, Arabic:سحلب فراشي

Scientific name:  Orchis papilionacea L.
Synonym name:  Orchis caspia Trautv., Anacamptis papilionacea (L.) R.M.Bateman,
Vermeulenia papilionacea (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Common name:  Pink Butterfly Orchid
Hebrew name:  סחלב פרפרני
Arabic name:  سحلب فراشي
Plant Family:  Orchidaceae, סחלביים

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Location: Hararit, Lavra Netofa, Lower Galilee, Misgav, הררית , מבדד נטופה

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  7,5-12,5 cm long
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire
Flowers:  Inflorescence a lax spike; pink, purple; sepals and petals much darker than the lip, which is covered with darker streaks and dots
Fruits / Pods:  Capsule
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Orchis, ορχιϛ, "testicle" (here, shape of), from the rootform of some species. For that reason, Orchis has been regarded since antiquity as an aphrodisiac.
papilionacea, papilio, butterfly; aceus, resembles, of..., ...like; butterfly like.
caspia , from the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Anacamptis<, anakampto, bend back, referring to the spur or to the reflexed tracts or pollina.
Vermeulenia, named after P.Vermeulen, Nederland.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Trautv. is used to indicate Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter (1809 – 1889), a Baltic German botanist, specialising in the flora of the Caucasus and central Asia.
  • The standard author abbreviation R.M.Bateman is used to indicate Richard Mark Bateman, an U.K. botanist,President of the UK Hardy Orchid Society, Keeper of Botany at the Natural History Museum, London, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Head of Phylogeny and Palaeobotany at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museums of Scotland.
  • The standard author abbreviation Á. Löve is used to indicate Áskell Löve (1916 – 1994), an Icelandic botanist who worked in Iceland and the U.S.
  • The standard author abbreviation D. Löve is used to indicate Doris Benta Maria Löve (1918 – 2000), a Swedish botanist who worked in Iceland and the U.S.

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