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Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
Artificial key to the genera
Artificial key to the genus Orchis L
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apex Bee Orchid Bee Orchid Ophrys Black Vanilla Orchid Bog Orchid bracts bracts longer bracts shorter broadly lanceolate calcareous soils Caucasus central lobe Comperia Crimea dorsal sepal down-pointing epichile Europe Flowers April Flowers June Flowers late Flowers March forming a hood French Orchis German grassland green Grows half length Helleborine Epipactis helmet hypochile Inflorescence dense Inflorescence lax Inner perianth segments Lady's Tresses lanceolate lateral lobes Leaves five Leaves four length of ovary length of sepals lip entire lip three-lobed Lizard Orchid lobe of lip long as ovary longer than ovary maquis margin Marsh Orchid Marsh Orchid Dactylorhiza median lobe Mediterranean metres North Africa Ophrys fusca Ophrys scolopax Ophrys sphegodes Orchid Orchis outer perianth segments pale Perennial petals incurved forming pink plant pseudobulb recurved rostellum Sepals and petals sheaths shorter than ovary side lobes slender slightly southern species speculum spots spur stem Tubers Turkey unspotted variable whitish