Dactylorhiza lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) So 1962 D majalis 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 The Lapland Dactylorhiza

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, France, Austria and Italy in meadows, boggy woods and stream banks at elevations of 500 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a rather robust hollow, washed reddish-violet towards the apex stem carrying 2 to 5 cauline, densely to lightly spotted purple on upper, erect,well spread along stemnarrowly to broadly lanceolate leaves with the upper 2 being bract-like that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, rather laxly 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with the floral bracts being equal in length to the flowers.

Synonyms Dactylorchis pseudocordigera (Neuman) Lid 1952; Dactylorhiza angustata (Arv.-Touv.) D.Tyteca & Gathoye 1991; Dactylorhiza delphinensis D.Tyteca & Gathoye 1988; Dactylorchis lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) Verm. 1947; Dactylorhiza lapponica subsp. angustata (Arv.-Touv.) Kreutz 2004; Dactylorhiza lapponica subsp. rhaetica H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005; Dactylorhiza lapponica var. pseudocordigera (Neuman) Kreutz 2007; Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) H.Sund. 1975; Dactylorhiza pseudocordigera (Neuman) So 1962; Dactylorhiza traunsteineri subsp. lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) Soo 1978;Orchis angustata Arv.-Touv. 1872; *Orchis angustifolia var. lapponica Laest. ex Hartm. 1843; Orchis lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) K.Richt. 1890; Orchis latifolia var. lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) Laest. ex Rchb.f. 1851; Orchis maculata subsp. lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) Nyman 1882; Orchis pseudocordigera Neuman 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005;