Himantoglossum robertianum [L.]

Himantoglossum robertianum
Orchid family (Orchidaceae)

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Himantoglossum robertianum is a species of flowering plant in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) native to the Mediterranean Basin.


Himantoglossum robertianum is a bulbous plant. It flowers from January to April. The bulb is edible when cooked.

Distribution and habitat

Himantoglossum robertianum is native to the Mediterranean Basin and is found in Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica, Algeria, Libya, Yugoslavia, the Greek mainland, the Aegean Islands and Crete, Anatolia and Cyprus. It is found in short, poor grassland, garrigue, scrub, and open woodland. It prefers dry to moist, alkaline and calcareous substrates. It can be found up to 1,700 m (5,600 ft) altitude. The plant was found growing in Britain for the first time in 2022. It is believed that its distribution range is expanding due to the effects of climate change.




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