bird's-nest orchid

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bird's-nest orchid

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1. (Plants) a brown parasitic Eurasian orchid, Neottia nidus-avis, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the orchid feeds
2. (Plants) a parasitic Eurasian plant, Monotropa hypopitys, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the plant feeds: family Monotropaeceae
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The Regional catalogue of the Comunidad de Madrid is the most ancient of the many catalogues in Spain [115] (Table 18), including only two species--Platanthera bifolia (L.) Rich and Neottia nidus-avis (L.) Rich.
Con respecto a los hayedos desarrollados sobre suelos de pH ligeramente acido a neutro (5,21-7,14), en ellos se observa una combinacion floristica peculiar en la que destaca la elevada frecuencia de aparicion que se registra en especies como Neottia nidus-avis, Ornithogalum pyrenaicum, Corydalis cava, Primula acaulis, Helleborus foetidus, Hyacinthoides non-scripta o Polystichum setiferum (Tabla 3, invs.
neapolitanum, Neottia nidus-avis, Atropa belladona, Saxifraga latepetiolata, Ribes alpinum o Sanicula europaea.