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tes·tis

, pl.

tes·tes

(tes'tis, -tēz), [TA]
One of the two oval male gonads (reproductive glands), located in the cavity of the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its Leydig cells secrete testosterone as well as estrogens and other androgenic steroid hormones.
See also: appendix testis.
[L.]

orchis

(ôr′kĭs)
n.
Any of various temperate orchids of the genus Orchis and related genera, having yellow or purple, sometimes spotted flowers.

tes·tis

, pl. testes (tes'tis, -tēz) [TA]
One of the two male reproductive glands, normally located in the cavity of the scrotum.
See also: appendix of testis
Synonym(s): orchis [TA] , didymus, testicle.
[L.]
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spiralis) are catalogued in the Red List of the Basque Country as VU, as well as Orchis italic Por in Lam., which is still listed as VU.
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Orchis mascula ydi'r enw gwyddonol ar degeirian coch y gwanwyn, ac mae ei liw porffor cyfoethog yn hardd i'w ryfeddu.
murinum [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+2] Artedia squamata [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+1] Carlina corymbosa [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+1] Briza humilis [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+1] Salvia viridis [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+1] Helichrysum pamphylicum (End.) [I.sup.+1] Orchis anatolica [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+1] Onosma oreodoxum [I.sup.+1] [I.sup.+1] Amygdalus graeca [I.sup.12] Piptatherum holciforme subsp.
helleborine, and Orchis militaris) in the herbaceous vegetation was somewhat surprising as some of them (e.g., O.
"Effects of population size and forest management on genetic diversity and structure of the tuberous orchid Orchis mascula." CONSERV GENET 10: 161-168.
For example, in his investigation of early purple orchid (Orchis mascula), he discovered the significance of the movement of pollinia after they become attached to an insect.
[6] Corrias, B., Rossi, W., Arduino, P., Cinachi, R., and Bullini, L., 1991, "Orchis longicornu poiret in Sardinia : genetic, morphological and chorological data", Webbia , 45, pp.
Schultz--rare Orchis morio (Rastinenai near Vilnius)--Orchis morio L.--included in the RDBL Orchis maculata (banks of the Sventoji river)--Dactylorhiza maculata (L.) Soo--included in the RDBL Carex stenophyla (Kaunas)--Carex stenophylla Wahlenb--rare Carex divulsa (Mazuriskes near Vilnius)--Carex divulsa Stokes--rare Carex muricata (Kaunas)--Carex muricata L.--included in the RDBL Carex retroflexa (Kernave)--Carex loliacea L.--rare Hypnum recognitum (Mazuriskes near Maisiagala)--Thuidium recognitum (Hedw.) Lindb.--rare Mnium crudum (Jonava)--Pohlia cruda (Hedw.) Lindb.--included in the RDBL Gymnostomum microstomum (near Kaunas)--Hymenostomum microstomum (Hedw.) R.
Orchid - word derived from the Greek word 'Orchis' meaning 'testicle'