Dactylorhiza praetermissa (Druce) So 1962

Pink version

White version

Striped version

Dark Solid version Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website

Inflorescence in situ Photo courtesy of F. Dusak and the Orchids of France and Europe Page

D praetermissa Group

Common Name The Southern Marsh Orchid - The Neglected Dactylorhiza

Flower Size 2/3" [2.2 cm]

Commonly called the southern marsh orchid, it hails from Great Britain, Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in marshes, dune slacks and damp meadows as a small to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a hollow stem carrying 5 to 9, cauline, unspotted lanceolate, green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, densely many flowered, cylindrical, racemose inflorescence that has leaflike bracts.

Synonyms Dactylorchis praetermissa (Druce) Verm. 1947; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. cuspidata Deinum ex Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. elata Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. junialis (Verm.) Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. longifolia Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. macrantha (Sipkes) Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. parvifructa Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. tenera Verm. 1949; Dactylorchis praetermissa var. triangularis Verm. 1949; Dactylorhiza elatior (Afzel. ex Rchb.f.) Soó 1962; Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. praetermissa (Druce) Sundermann 1980; Dactylorhiza integrata (E.G.Camus ex Fourcy) Aver. 1984; Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. elatior (Fr.) M.Hedrn & H.A.Pedersen 2012; Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. integrata (E.G.Camus) H.A.Pedersen 2009; Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. praetermissa (Druce) D. Moresby, Moore & So 1978; Dactylorhiza majalis var. integrata (E.G.Camus) H.A.Pedersen 2011; Dactylorhiza majalis var. junialis (Verm.) Senghas 1968; Dactylorhiza majalis var. macrantha (Sipkes) R.M.Bateman & Denholm 1983; Dactylorhiza majalis var. praetermissa (Druce) R.M.Bateman & Denholm 1983; Dactylorhiza osiliensis Pikner 2005; Dactylorhiza pardalina (Pugsley) Aver. 1986; Dactylorhiza praetermissa f. junialis (Verm.) P.D.Sell 1996; Dactylorhiza praetermissa subsp. integrata (E.G.Camus ex Fourcy) So 1962; Dactylorhiza praetermissa subsp. junialis (Verm.) So 1962; Dactylorhiza praetermissa subsp. osiliensis (Pikner) Kreutz 2006; Dactylorhiza praetermissa subsp. schoenophila R.M.Bateman & Denholm 2012; Dactylorhiza praetermissa var. cuspidata (Deinum ex Verm.) Soo 1962; Dactylorhiza praetermissa var. integrata (E.G.Camus ex Fourcy) D.Tyteca & Gathoye 1993; Dactylorhiza praetermissa var. junialis (Verm.) Senghas 1968; Dactylorhiza praetermissa var. maculosa D.Tyteca & Gathoye 1990; Orchis angustifolia var. elata Hartm. 1843; Orchis elatior [Fr] Afzel. ex Rchb.f. 1851; Orchis incarnata var. albiflora Lecoq & Lamotte ex Thielens 1873; Orchis incarnata subsp. integrata E.G.Camus ex Fourcy 1891; Orchis incarnata var. integrata E.G.Camus ex Fourcy 1891; Orchis latifolia subsp. elatior Fr. 1846; Orchis latifolia var. junialis Verm. 1933; Orchis pardalina Pugsley 1934 ; *Orchis praetermissa Druce 1914; Orchis praetermissa f. macrantha (Sipkes) So 1938; Orchis praetermissa var. albiflora Druce 1919; Orchis praetermissa var. macrantha Sipkes 1921;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 5 1983 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005;

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