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Chamorchis alpina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Chamorchis
Species: C. alpina
Binomial name
Chamorchis alpina
(L.) Rich
  • Chamaerepes Spreng
  • Ophrys alpina L.
  • Orchis alpina (L.) Scop.
  • Epipactis alpina (L.) Schrank
  • Arachnites alpinus (L.) F.W.Schmidt
  • Satyrium alpinum (L.) Pers.
  • Chamaerepes alpina (L.) Spreng
  • Herminium alpinum (L.) Sweet
  • Herminium alpinum (L.) Lindl.
  • Aceras alpinum (L.) Steud.
  • Orchis graminea Crantz

Chamorchis is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It contains only one known species, Chamorchis alpina, known as the false orchid[2] or false musk orchid, and found in subarctic and subalpine parts of Europe: Scandinavia, the Alps, the Carpathians, northern European Russia.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Gramignol alpina, Chamorchis alpina
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.A. & Rasmussen, F. eds. (2001). Genera Orchidacearum 2. Oxford Univ. Press.
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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