Orchis anatolica, Anatolian Orchid,
Hebrew: סחלב אנטולי , Arabic: سحلب , اوركيد الاناضول

Scientific name:  Orchis anatolica Boiss.
Common name:  Anatolian Orchid
Hebrew name:   סחלב אנטולי
Arabic name:  سحلب , اوركيد الاناضول
Family:  Orchidaceae, סחלביים

Orchis anatolica, Anatolian Orchid, سحلب , اوركيد الاناضول,סחלב אנטולי

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  Up to 40cm in height; dark, reddish stem
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Purple, pink
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest, Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral
Protected Flower, צמח מוגן:  Yes

Orchis anatolica, Anatolian Orchid, اوركيد الاناضول ,סחלב אנטולי

Derivation of the botanical name:
Orchis, ορχιϛ, "testicle" (here, shape of), from the rootform of some species. For that reason, Orchis has been regarded since antiquity as an aphrodisiac.
anatolica, "Anatolia"; of Anatolia, western Turkey.
The Hebrew name: סחלב, sahlav, Arabic sahlab, corrupted from tha'lab in husa al-tha'lab (=the fox’s testicles), the Arabic name of the tubers of the Orchis mascula (so called from the resemblance of the roots to testicles).
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Orchis anatolica, Anatolian Orchid,اوركيد الاناضول ,סחלב אנטולי

Orchis anatolica, Anatolian Orchid, اوركيد الاناضول ,סחלב אנטולי