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Title: Himantoglossum  
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Subject: List of natural Orchidaceae genera, Taxonomy of the Orchidaceae, Lizard Orchid, Flora of Romania, Himantoglossum adriaticum, Himantoglossum caprinum
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An orchid from the genus in Italy
(Himantoglossum adriaticum)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Himantoglossum
Spreng. (1826)

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Himantoglossum is a genus placed in the orchid family. It is native to Europe and has an interesting labellum which is divided into three parts. The part in the middle is the longest.

It contains the following species:

  1. Himantoglossum adriaticum H.Baumann, Orchidee (Hamburg) 29: 171 (1978).
  2. Himantoglossum affine (Boiss.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 287 (1918).
  3. Himantoglossum calcaratum (Beck) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Sonderbeih. A 1: 145 (1927).
  4. Himantoglossum caprinum (M.Bieb.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 694 (1826).
  5. Himantoglossum formosum (Steven) K.Koch, Linnaea 22: 287 (1849).
  6. Himantoglossum hircinum (L.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 694 (1826).
  7. Himantoglossum montis-tauri Kreutz & W.L├╝ders, J. Eur. Orch. 29: 655 (1997).
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