Dactylorhiza kalopissii E.Nelson 1976 D praetermissa Group

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos courtesy of © Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

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Common Name Kalopiss' Dactylorhiza [Greek Botanist current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Greece and the eastern Aegean Islands in marshy depressions, seepages and stream banks in full sun at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 5 to 9, erect, cauline, unspotted t ofinely spotted in the upper half, lanceolate, slightly keeled and then flat, broadest towards the middle leaves with the uppermost 1 to 3 being bract-like that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, rather dense, elongate, 2 to 5" [5 to 12.5 cm] long, 15 to 50 flowered inflorescence with bracts that are shorter than the flowers

Synonyms Dactylorhiza kalopissii f. macedonica (J.Hölz. & Künkele) P.Delforge 2007; Dactylorhiza kalopissii subsp. macedonica (J.Hölzinger & Künkele) Kreutz 2004; Dactylorhiza kalopissii subsp. pythagorae (Gölz & H.R.Reinhard) Kreutz 2004; Dactylorhiza macedonica J.Hölzinger & Künkele 1988; Dactylorhiza pythagorae Gölz & H.R.Reinhard 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005;