Himantoglossum affine (Boiss.) Schltr. 1918

Inflorescence

Plants in situ in Iran Photos by Ulmer [1st 2] and J Renz [3rd] and The Swiss Orchid Foundation At the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sunCool LATERSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Similar Himantoglossum

Flower Size .3" [.75 cm]

Found in south and southeastern Europe, Aegean Islands; Turkey, Israel, Iraq and Iran in thickets, maquis, open oak/pinewoods at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with up to 8 basal leaves and blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, very lax, 8 to 40 flowered inflorescence.

Said by many references to be synomonous with H caprinum but I have left them separate for now.

Synonyms Aceras affine Boiss. 1882; Aceras bolleanum Siehe 1898; Himantoglossum affine subsp. levantinum (B.Baumann & H.Baumann) Kreutz 2005; Himantoglossum bolleanum (Siehe) Schltr. 1918; Himantoglossum caprinum subsp. bolleanum (Siehe) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005; Himantoglossum caprinum subsp. levantinum B.Baumann & H.Baumann 2005; Himantoglossum hircinum subsp. affine (Boiss.) H.Sund. 1980; Himantoglossum hircinum var. affine (Boiss.) J.J.Wood 1983; Loroglossum affine (Boiss.) E.G.Camus & Bergon 1908; Loroglossum bolleanum (Siehe) E.G.Camus in E.G.Camus & A.A.Camus 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 drawing fide; The Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 photo fide;

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