Dactylorhiza kafiriana Renz 1978

Photos by Jany Renz courtesy of The Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Kafiristan Dactylorhiza [Chitral valley along the Hindu Kush]

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Found in the Afghanistan, Pakistan and the western Himalayas as a cold growing terrstrial that blooms in the late spring and summer.

Synonyms Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. baumgartneriana B.Baumann & al. 2003; Dactylorhiza incarnata var. baumgartneriana (B.Baumann & al.) P.Delforge 2004; Dactylorhiza kafiriana subsp. baumgartneriana (B.Baumann & al.) Sczep. & Kreutz 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015