Himantoglossum caprinum (M.Bieb.) Spreng.

RO: Ouăle popii
DE: Ziegen-Riemenzunge
EN: Lizard Orchid

  • a very robust plant (with more than 50 cm in height), sometime when in flower the leaves are dead
  • the inflorescence is relatively lax with numerous flowers (~40) with very long lip (even to 100mm)
  • in flower late from june to august
  • pollination is done by different species of insect atracted by fetid scent
  • rare and local in full sun or mid shade, on calcareous, dry station
  • found in Balkans and Anatolia
  • 2n = …

Embedded map with records for Romania found in myNature database.