« back to search results
GREATER BUTTERFLY-ORCHID Platanthera chlorantha (Orchidaceae) Height to 50cm. Tall and elegant orchid of undisturbed woodland, scrub and grassland, mostly on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are greenish white with a long, narrow lip, a long spur (15-25mm) and pollen sacs that form an inverted ‘v’; borne in open spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS form and swell at the base of the flowers. LEAVES comprise a single pair at the base of the plant and a few smaller stem leaves. STATUS-Widespread but local.
Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
131096
GREATER BUTTERFLY-ORCHID Platanthera chlorantha (Orchidaceae) Height to 50cm. Tall and elegant orchid of undisturbed woodland, scrub and grassland, mostly on calcareous soils. FLOWERS are greenish white with a long, narrow lip, a long spur (15-25mm) and pollen sacs that form an inverted ‘v’; borne in open spikes (Jun-Jul). FRUITS form and swell at the base of the flowers. LEAVES comprise a single pair at the base of the plant and a few smaller stem leaves. STATUS-Widespread but local.

Filename: 131096.jpg
Size: 2249x3543 / 3.6MB
Source:
Date: 1 Jul 2013
Location:
Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions: Nature Photographers Ltd., West Wit, New Road, Little London, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 5EU. Tel: +44(0)1256 850661 web: www.naturephotographers.co.uk
Direct Link:
Keywords: