Genus of orchids named after the Egyptian-Greek god Serapis. The genus comprises about 15 species that occur mostly in Europe; around the Mediterranean. The flowers are easily recognisable and most noteworthy for their characteristic lip that resembles a tongue.

Recommended links: Canopé académie de BesançonEncyclopedia Britannica, Flore Alpes, Orchids of Britain and Europe, Paul Harcourt Davies, Wikipedia

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