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Cephalanthera longifolia

Cephalanthera longifolia
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-23 12:52
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Sword-leaved Helleborine
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Sword-leaved Helleborine

Sword-leaved Helleborine
(Cephalanthera longifolia)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Neottieae
Subtribe: Limodorinae
Genus: Cephalanthera
Species: C. longifolia
Binomial name
Cephalanthera longifolia
(L.) Fritsch 1888

Cephalanthera ensifolia (Sw.) Rich.
Cephalanthera xiphophyllum Reichenb.
Epipactis ensifolia F.W. Schmidt
Epipactis longifolia Wettst.
Serapias helleborine subsp. longifolia L.
Narrow-leaved Helleborine redirects here; not to be confused with Narrow-lipped Helleborine

Cephalanthera longifolia, common name the Sword-leaved Helleborine or Narrow-leaved Helleborine, is an herbaceous perennial plant with rhizome belonging to the family Orchidaceae.

The genus name Cephalanthera comes from the Greek cephalos (head) and antheros (anther), therefore means with round anthers. The Latin name longifolia means with long leaves .

Cephalanthera longifolia reaches on average 20–60 centimetres (7.9–24 in) of height in typical conditions. This orchid has erect and glabrous multiple stems. The leaves are dark green, long and narrow tapering (hence the common name of Sword-leaved Helleborine). The inflorescence consists of 8-20 bell-shaped flowers of about 1 cm in size. The flowers are white with a yellow-edged labellum and usually they are opened only during the warmest and brightest hours of the day. They can be found in bloom from April to June, depending on location and altitude. The flowers are pollinated by solitary bees and seeds are wind-dispersed.

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beautiful flower. good background and lighting. tfs.

Bonjour Luis,
Agréable valorisation du sujet par son opposition sur l'arrière dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Luis
beautiful orchid with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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