Dactylorhiza nieschalkiorum H.Baumann & Künkele 1981 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 Nieschalk's Dactylorhiza [German Orchidologists 1900's and current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Northern Turkey at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters in marshy depressions and flushes in open woodlands in full sun to mid shade as a small to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thick, hollow stem carrying 4 to 9 cauline, unspotted to finely and lightly spotted, oval-lanceolate, keeled and then flat, erect leaves that blooms in thee late spring and early summer on an erect, 3.2" to 8" [8 to 20 cm] long, densely 20 to 90 flowered inflorescence with the upper leaves being bract-like and has green floral bracts that are longer than the flowers.


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