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Herbarium specimen: Neottia nidus-avis

Taxon:Orchidaceae: Neottia nidus-avis (L.) Rich. ("Bird's-nest Orchid")
named by Henry Andrew McGhie 22/2/2001
Other name:
named by James Alexander Brewer 6/1842
Collected by:Mr James Alexander Brewer
Collection date:6/1842
Locality:Great Britain, VC17 Surrey, Reigate Surrey, woods, TQ2550
ex herb:Dr John Bland Wood
Institution:Manchester Museum (MANCH)
Accession number:MANCH.320760.K6041
notes:Habitat: woods.
Site: Reigate TQ2550, Surrey VC17.
'Woods near Richmond rather scarce'.
There are no leaves in this saprophytic species and the species lacks chlorophyll. Like many orchids it is very irregular in its flowering.

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