Anacamptis laxiflora (Lam.) R.M. Bateman, Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 1997 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website

Another Inflorescence Photo courtesy of JM.Dreuillaux and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold LATESpringand Summer

O palustris group

Common Name The Loosley Flowered Anacamptis

Flower Size 3/4" to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Portugal, Spain, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Iran in damp to marshy meadows, fens, streamsides and seepages at elevations up to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with ellipsoid or globose tubers carrying an erect stem with 3 to 8, lanceolate or linear leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, ovoid or cylydrical, loosely many [6 to 20] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Herorchis dinsmorei (Schltr.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein 2008; Herorchis laxiflora (Lam.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein 2008; Herorchis pseudolaxiflora (Czerniak.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein 2008; Orchis ambigua Degl. ex Le Gall 1852; Orchis biloba Arv.-Touv. 1872; Orchis dinsmorei (Schltr.) H.Baumann & Dafni 1981; Orchis elegans var. dinsmorei (Schltr.) H.I.Schf. 1971; Orchis dubia Le Gall 1852; Orchis ensifolia Villars 1787; Orchis laxiflora Lamarck 1778; Orchis laxiflora f. heldreichii So 1926; Orchis laxiflora f. lengyelii So 1926; Orchis laxiflora f. longibracteata (Willk.) So 1928; Orchis laxiflora f. micrantha (Domin) Asch. & Graebn. 1907; Orchis laxiflora f. minor Brb. 1895; Orchis laxiflora f. zimmermannii So 1927; Orchis laxiflora lusus albiflora Bornm. 1911; Orchis laxiflora lusus albiflora (Guss.) Soo 1928; Orchis laxiflora lusus bornmuelleri So 1927; Orchis laxiflora lusus carnea E.G.Camus 1908; Orchis laxiflora lusus leucantha So 1927; Orchis laxiflora lusus longibracteata (Willk.) W.Zimm. 1911; Orchis laxiflora lusus regis-ferdinandii So 1926; Orchis laxiflora lusus rosea Cortesi 1916; Orchis laxiflora subsp. dielsiana So 1926; Orchis laxiflora subsp. dinsmorei (Schltr.) Kreutz 2005; Orchis laxiflora subsp. ensifolia (Villars) Ascherson & Graebner; Orchis laxiflora var. albiflora Guss. 1844; Orchis laxiflora var. dinsmorei Schltr. 1927; Orchis laxiflora var. guadarramica Rivas Goday 1941; Orchis laxiflora var. javorkae So 1926; Orchis laxiflora var. longibracteata Willk. in M.Willkomm & J.M.C.Lange 1861; Orchis laxiflora var. longibracteata Willk. 1861; Orchis laxiflora var. persica Pau 1918; Orchis laxiflora var. pocutica Zapal. 1906; Orchis laxiflora var. tabernaemontani W.D.J.Koch 1844; Orchis mediterranea Ten. 1831; Orchis morio Ucria 1789; Orchis morio var. angustifolia L. 1753; Orchis palustris subsp. laxiflora (Lam.) Batt. 1895; Orchis pseudolaxiflora Czerniak. 1941; Orchis tabernaemontani Gmelin 1808

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 9 1969; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 1 1986 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005

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