Dactylorhiza sudetica (Pch ex Rchb. fil.) Averyanov 1982 Photo courtesy of F. Dusak and the Orchids of France and Europe Page

D maculata Group

Common Name The Sudety Moutains Dactylorhiza

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

A small sized, cold growing terrestrial occuring in Finland, Sweden France, Germany, Austria, Czech, Switzerland and Romania in full sun on damp to wet acidic substrates in peat bogs and damp alpine grasslands at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters with spindly, solid washed violet at tip stem carrying 3 to 5 ovoid-oblong, spathulate, weakly keeled and then flat leaves with the uppermost morphing to bract-like with the lower bracts being equal to the flowers length that blooms on a terminal, erect, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, racemose densly many flowered inflorescence occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Dactylorchis maculata var. sudetica (Poech ex Rchb.f.) Verm. 1949; Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. sudetica (Pch ex Rchb. fil.) Vermeulen 1975; Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. sudetica (Pch ex Rchb. fil.) Vth ?; Dactylorhiza fuchsii var. sudetica (Poech ex Rchb.f.) H.Baumann 2004; Dactylorhiza longibracteata subsp. sudetica (Poech ex Rchb.f.) Holub 1983; Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. sudetica (Poech ex Rchb.f.) Voth 1980; Dactylorhiza maculata var. sudetica (Poech ex Rchb.f.) H.Baumann 2002 ; Orchis maculata subsp. sudetica (Poech ex Rchb.f.) K.Richt. 1890; Orchis maculata var. pyramidata Schur 1866; *Orchis maculata var. sudetica Pch ex Rchb. fil. 1851

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

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