This is a genus of terrestrial Orchids which contains just a single species, it is monotypic.
In the wild this is spread from the Canary Islands to as far east as Italy and Sardinia. It is both early flowering and far from conspicuous and may thus be more widespread than records suggest.
Whilst it is not a conspicuous species, it compensates for this both by flowering freely and increasing well in cultivation. Flowering is very early in the year when little else is in bloom the lightly honey-scented flowers, as early as January are a welcome fore-runner to spring.
Gennaria are not available for export to USA, Norway, Switzerland etc.