Dactylorhiza baumanniana J.Hölzinger & Künkele 1983

D trausteineri Group Photo courtesy of © Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial Sun Cold LATERSpring

Common Name Baumann's Dactylorhiza [German Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Northern Greece in full sun to mid shade in marshy hollows, stream banks and seepages at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, cauline, often densely spotted, lanceolate, obliquely erect, keeled and then spreading, broadest towards the middle leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] long, dense to near lax 6 to 25 flowered inflorescence with washed purple, as long as the flower floral bracts.

Synonyms Dactylorhiza baumanniana subsp. smolikana (B.Willing & E.Willing) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005; Dactylorhiza koutsourana B.Willing & E.Willing 1989; Dactylorhiza smolikana B.Willing & E.Willing 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo