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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Serapias (ancient name of an orchid, derived from Serapis, an Egyptian divinity). Orchidaceae. Terrestrial herbs with the habit of Orchis: sepals connivent in the form of a helmet; petals included, small; labellum not spurred, with erect lateral lobes and a larger undivided, middle lobe; pollinia with a common viscid disk; rostellum laterally compressed.—Four or 5 species are known from the Medit. region. Keep the plants partially dry during winter months. Give plenty of water when in vigorous growth. Pot in leaf-mold, loam, and sand.

The above is the genus Serapias as formerly understood and known to horticulturists. With the recent use of this name for the Cephalanthera-Epipactis group, however, the following species are thrown in the genus Serapiastrum, taking the names S. cordigerum, A. A. Eaton, and S. Lingua, A. A. Eaton. See Vol. III, p. 1357.

S. Helleborine, Linn., of Eu. and very local in this country, is not a horticultural subject. CH

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