Meaning of lizard orchid in English:

lizard orchid


  • A tall orchid with greenish flowers that have a very long twisted lip and a goaty smell. It has spread from the Mediterranean area to more northern parts of Europe.

    Himantoglossum hircinum, family Orchidaceae

    • ‘Bees are fooled into pollinating the bee orchid and the wispy, twisting petals of the rare lizard orchid closely resemble lizards.’