Orchis pauciflora Tenore 1811

Photo courtesy of Pascal Pernot and His Orchids of France and Europe

Part sun Cold Spring

O mascula Group

Common Name The Few Flowered Orchis

Flower Size about 1 1/4" [2.75 cm]

Found in Sicily, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Albania in short, poor grasslands, garrigue and open woodlands at elevations up to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on a 3/4 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, rather densly many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Androrchis pauciflora (Ten.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein 2008; Orchis provincialis proles pauciflora (Ten.) Rouy 1912; Orchis provincialis subsp. pauciflora (Tenore) Camus 1908; Orchis provincialis var. humilior Puccin. 1848; Orchis provincialis var. pauciflora (Ten.) Batt. & Trab. 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 1 1986 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 11 1994 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005

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