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Serapias nurrica

Synonyms: -
Common names: Serapias de la Nurra, Nurra-Zungenstendel, Sardischer Zungenstendel

Robust plant, about 30 cm long, Serapias nurrica bears a rather short spike. Flowers show a characteristic label with two parenthesis-shaped lamellas, lateral lobes are hidden in the hood and the epichile, folded at base, is brick red with a narrow but contrasted grey margin.

This autogamous well-differentiated species is endemic of Corsica and Sardinia. In France, it is protected at the national level.

It blooms in April and May.