Herminium monorchis

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]

musk orchid
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Scientific classification
H. monorchis
Binomial name
Herminium monorchis
  • 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

It has a localised distribution in Britain; sites where it is found include Ham Hill in Wiltshire[citation needed] and Noar Hill in Hampshire.[5]


  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, Orchide ad un bulbo, Musk Orchid, Herminium monorchis (L.) R. Br.
  4. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 122, 角盘兰 jiao pan lan, Herminium monorchis (Linnaeus) R. Brown in W. T. Aiton, Hortus Kew., ed. 2. 5: 191. 1813.
  5. ^ https://www.first-nature.com/flowers/herminium-monorchis.php

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