Dactylorhiza latifolia (Linne) So 1983 Photo courtesy of JM.Dreuillaux and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name The Broad-Leafed Dactylorhiza

Flower Size about 3/4" [2 cm]

A European, small to medium sized, cool to cold growing, terrestrial orchid that blooms in the later spring on a erect, terminal, 1 to 6" [2.5 to 15 cm] long, densly many flowered raceme with leaflike bracts occuring in the mid spring through early summer. This species is cited as being a synonym of Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. incarnata.

Synonyms Dactylorchis latifolia (L.) Rothm. 1963; Dactylorchis sambucina (Linne) Vermeulen 1947; Dactylorhiza brennensis (E.Nelson) D.Tyteca & Gathoye 1988; Dactylorhiza cordigera subsp. bosniaca (Beck) So 1962; Dactylorhiza elata f. alba (So) Raynaud 1985; Dactylorhiza elata f. cordata Landwehr 1977; Dactylorhiza elata f. leucantha (Maire & Weiller) Raynaud 1985; Dactylorhiza elata subsp. brennensis E.Nelson 1976; Dactylorhiza elata subsp. sesquipedalis (Willd.) So 1962; Dactylorhiza elata var. brennensis (E.Nelson) P.Delforge 2000; Dactylorhiza elata var. iberica (T.Stephenson) So 1962; Dactylorhiza elata var. sesquipedalis (Willd.) Landwehr 1977; Dactylorhiza lagotis (Rchb. f.) H. Baumann 1983; Dactylorhiza sesquipedales (Willd.) Aver. 1983; Dactylorhiza sesquipedalis (Willd.) M. Lanz 1971; Orchis ambigua Martrin-Donos 1864; Orchis bosniaca Beck 1887; Orchis lagotis Rchb. f. 1851; *Orchis latifolia Haller ex Linne ?; Orchis saccata Rchb. 1830; Orchis sesquipedalis Willd. 1805; Orchis sesquipedalis var. iberica T.Stephenson 1928;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Orchis latifolia; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as D sesquipedalis