Dactylorhiza longifolia (Neuman) Aver. 1984D 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 Long Leafed Dactylorhiza

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Finland, Germany, the Baltic Republics, Russia, western Russia and Kazakistan in fens and meadows mostly near the coast 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 baltica (Klinge) Verm. 1947; Dactylorchis longifolia (Neuman) Verm. 1947; Dactylorhiza baltica (Klinge) N.I.Orlova 1970; Dactylorhiza baltica var. kuzkenembe Pikner 2012; Dactylorhiza latifolia subsp. baltica (Klinge) So 1962; Dactylorhiza latifolia var. longifolia (Neuman) So 1962; Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. baltica (Klinge) H.Sund. 1980; Orchis baltica (Klinge) A.Fuchs 1919; Orchis latifolia f. baltica (Klinge) M.Schulze 1902; Orchis latifolia subsp. baltica Klinge 1898; Orchis latifolia var. tenuior Neuman 1909; *Orchis longifolia Neuman 1909; Orchis longifolia var. gracilis Neuman 1909;

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