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Serapias parviflora

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Serapias parviflora, the small-flowered tongue-orchid,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean Basin and the Atlantic coast of Europe.

Description

Serapias parviflora grows to around Template:Convert high (occasionally up to Template:Convert). At the base of the stem, there are 4–7 keeled, linear leaves, and 1–3 bract-like leaves further up the stem. The 3–8 flowers (rarely up to 12) are arranged in a spike. The greyish-pink sepals and petals form a hood over the column and the lip, which is typically Template:Convert long.<ref name="Harrap">Template:Cite book</ref>

Distribution

Serapias parviflora is found natively across the Mediterranean Basin from the Iberian Peninsula to the Aegean Sea, as well as in the Canary Islands<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> and along the Atlantic coast of France.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> It was discovered in 1989 at Rame Head in Cornwall (United Kingdom), and may have dispersed there naturally.<ref name="Harrap"/>

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