Orchis patens

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Orchis patens


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Orchis
Subgenus: Orchis subg. Masculae
Sectio: Orchis sect. Robustocalcare
Species: Orchis patens
Subspecies: (2)
O. patens. subsp. canariensis – O. patens. subsp. patens



Orchis patens Desf., Fl. Atlant. 2: 318 (1799)


  • Homotypic
    • Barlia patens (Desf.) Szlach., Polish Bot. J. 46: 127 (2001)
    • Androrchis patens (Desf.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein, J. Eur. Orch. 40: 543 (2008)
  • Heterotypic
    • Orchis brevicornis Viv., Ann. Bot. (Genoa) 1(2): 184 (1804)
    • Orchis panormitana Tineo in G.Gussone, Fl. Sicul. Syn. 2: 875 (1844)
    • Orchis patens var. brevicornis (Viv.) Rchb.f. in H.G.L.Reichenbach, Icon. Fl. Germ. Helv. 13-14: 38 (1851)
    • Orchis brevicornis var. panormitana (Tineo) Nyman, Consp. Fl. Eur.: 694 (1882)
    • Orchis patens subsp. brevicornis (Viv.) K.Richt., Pl. Eur. 1: 268 (1890)
    • Orchis kelleri Hunz. ex G.Keller & Soó, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. A 2: 166 (1932)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa 
    • Macaronesia
      • Canary Islands.
    • Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Tunisia.
  • Europe 
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Italy.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names


العربية: سحلب مفتوح
Deutsch: Atlas-Knabenkraut

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