Dactylorhiza saccifera (Brongn.) Soˇ 1962 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe Page

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D maculata Group

Common Name The Sack-Carrying Dactylorhiza [refers to the shape of the spur]

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8cm]

Found in Portugal, Spain, Corsica, Sicily, Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria in damp woods, flushed slopes, montane marshy depressions at elevations up to 2000 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with slender, grooved at the tip stems carrying 4 to 12, erect to spreading, spotted above, obovate to elliptic leaves that blooms in the late spring to mid summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 8.8" [6 to 22 cm] long, racemose, dense to near lax, 15 to 80 flowered inflorescence with bracts that are much longer than the flowers.

Synonyms Dactylorchis maculata var. heuffelii Borsos & Soˇ 1959; Dactylorchis saccifera (Brongn.) Verm 1958; Dactylorhiza gervasiana (Tod.) H.Baumann & KŘnkele 1981; Dactylorhiza bithynica H.Baumann 1983; Dactylorhiza maculata (Linne) Soˇ 1962; Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. saccifera (Brongn.) Diklic 1976; Dactylorhiza saccifera subsp. bithynica (H.Baumann) Kreutz 2004; Dactylorhiza saccifera subsp. gervasiana (Tod.) Kreutz 2004; Dactylorhiza saccifera subsp. lancibracteata (K.Koch) Soˇ 1962; Dactylorhiza saccifera var. heuffelii (Borsos & Soˇ) Soo 1962; Dactylorhiza saccifera var. lanceolata Landwehr 1977; Dactylorhiza urvilleana subsp. bithynica (H.Baumann) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005 Orchis basilica subsp. saccifera (Brongn.) Klinge 1898; Orchis bonanniana Tod. 1842; Orchis gervasiana Tod. 1842; Orchis macrostachys Tineo 1817; Orchis maculata proles macrostachys (Tineo) Asch. & Graebn. 1907; Orchis maculata subsp. macrostachys (Tineo) Soˇ 1927; Orchis maculata subsp. saccifera (Brongn.) K.Richt. 1890; Orchis maculata var. bonanniana (Tod.) Nyman 1882; Orchis maculata var. cartalinoides Klinge ex H.Fleischm. 1908 publ. 1909; Orchis maculata var. gervasiana (Tod.) Nyman 1882; Orchis maculata var. heuffelii (Borsos & Soˇ) Pauca 1972; Orchis maculata var. kortiathica Formßnek 1894; Orchis maculata var. saccifera (Brongn.) Rchb.f. 1851; Orchis maculata var. turfosa Schur 1853; *Orchis saccifera Brongn. 1913

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

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