An orquid that inhabits wet areas close to the sea, can be found in flooded areas or alongside the borders. It is relatively large, can reach up to more than a half meter in height.
Has raceme of purple flowers with a pointed labellum with a more less horizontal spur. In the islands it can be found in s’Albufera de Muro.
Flowers at the end of spring to the beginning of summer.
Orchis robusta (Stephenson) Gölz & H.R. Reinhard
Synonyms: Orchis palustris Jacq. subsp. robusta (Stephenson) Sundermann.
Provincial distribution: Balearic Islands.
Distribution of islands: Mallorca.
Flowering time: June. July.
Vital Forms: geophytes.
Habitat: lagoons and wet grasslands. Albufera de Mallorca.
Legally Protected Plants: Catalogue Balear.
IUCN Status: Vulnerable.