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Serapias cordigera
LINNE 1763

Synonyms: Serapias azorica, Serapias ovalis
Common names: Sérapias en coeur, Heart-shaped tongue orchid, Herzförmiger Zungenstendel, Satirio-barbone

Serapias cordigera is a plant of about 30 cm with a red spotted stem. It carries a dense spike with large flowers with purple stripped hoods.

the brick-red coloured and heart-shaped epichile is characteristic and inspired the plant name. It is covered of long purple hairs.

It blooms from April to June.