(pronounced: nee-oh-TIN-ee-ah)


Orchideae subtribe Orchidinae

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Terrestrials arising from tubers. Leaves basal. Inflorescences erect, scapose, secund, spicate racemes. Flowers barely opening, usually self-pollinating. Sepals and petals subsimilar, subequal, the dorsal sepal and petals appressed into a hood. Lip three-lobed, with a very short spur. Column short, the stigmas close to each other at the base and diverging in a v-shaped structure; polinia 2 on separate viscidia.


A monotypic genus native to Europe and the Mediterranean.

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