Anacamptis picta (Loisel.) R.M.Bateman 2003

Photo courtesy of F.Verhart and His Orchids of France and Europe

Part sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Ornate Anacamptis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Morocco, Algeria, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey in short, poor grasslands, meadows, alpine pastures and forest fringes at elevations up to 2000 meters as a minature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with sometimes 3 tubers giving rise to 5 to 9 basal, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate leaves the uppermost becoming leafsheaths and blooms in the spring on a pyramidal, or oblong, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, many [5 to 15] flowered inflorescence with the upermost flowers opening last and lanceolate bracts.

Synonyms Anacamptis morio subsp. picta (Loisel.) Jacquet & Scappat. 2003; Anacamptis picta f. nivea F.M.Vzquez 2009; Anacamptis picta f. trimaculata F.M.Vzquez 2009; Herorchis morio subsp. picta (Loisel.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein 2008; Herorchis picta (Loisel.) P.Delforge 2009; Orchis aschersonii (Rouy) So 1932; Orchis longicornu var. picta (Loisel.) Lindl. 1835; Orchis morio subsp. picta (Loiseleur) K. Richter 1890; Orchis morio var. longicalcarata Boiss. 1842; Orchis morio var. nicodemii (Cirillo ex Ten.) Nyman 1882; Orchis morio var. picta (Lois.) Rchb. f. 1850; Orchis nicodemii Ten. 1811; Orchis nicodemii var. aschersonii Rouy 1912; Orchis picta Raf 1808;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 1 1980 photo O picta var alba; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo as O morio ssp picta; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 as O morio ssp picta photo fide;Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005

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