Herminium monorchis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Musk Orchid)
Jump to: navigation, search
musk orchid
Herminium monorchis (plants).jpg
Herminium monorchis (flowers).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Herminium
Species: H. monorchis
Binomial name
Herminium monorchis
(L.) R.Br.
  • Ophrys monorchis L.
  • Orchis monorchis (L.) Crantz
  • Epipactis monorchis (L.) F.W.Schmidt
  • Arachnites monorchis (L.) Hoffm.
  • Satyrium monorchis (L.) Pers.
  • Herminium clandestinum Gren. & Godr.
  • Monorchis herminium O.Schwarz

Herminium monorchis, the musk orchid,[2] is a commonly occurring species of orchid. It is widespread across much of Europe and northern Asia from France to Japan, including China, Siberia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, etc.[1][3][4]

It has a localised distribution in Britain; sites where it is found include Ham Hill in Wiltshire.


External links[edit]