!Pseudorchis albida (Linne) A. & D. Löve 1969 Photo by © Pascal Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe

Inflorescence Photo by © Antoine Le Lirzin


Common Name The Bright White Pseudorchis

Flower Size 1/5" [.5 cm]

Found in Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Czechloslaovakia, Germany, Neteherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, eastern Russia, Greenland, Newfoundland and Quebec in grasslands, montane fens and open woodlands at elevations up to 1000 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a short stem carrying 3 to 7, oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, near erect, positioned all aong the stem leaves with the uppermost 2 to 3 being bract-like and are equal to or longer than the ovaries that blooms in the late spring and early summeron an erect, 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] long, densly many flowered, spire-like, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts..

Synonyms Bicchia albida [L.] Parlatore 1858; Bicchia albida var. tricuspis (Beck) E.G.Camus 1908; Blephariglottis albiflora Raf. 1837; Chamorchis albida [L.] Dumort. 1827; Coeloglossum albidum (L.) Hartm. 1820; Entaticus albidus (L.) Gray 1821; Gymnadenia albida (Linne) Richard 1817; Gymnadenia albida f. minor Zapal. 1906; Gymnadenia albida f. subalpina Neuman 1901; Gymnadenia albida subsp. straminea (Fernald) Lřjtnant 1978; Gymnadenia albida var. borensis Zapal. 1906; Gymnadenia albida var. tricuspis Beck 1890; Gymnadenia aschersonii Brügger ex M.Schulze 1904; Habenaria albida (Linne) R. Br. 1813; Habenaria densiflora Schur 1866; Habenaria transsilvanica Schur 1866; Leucorchis albida (L.) E.Mey. 1848; Leucorchis albida f. breviloba (Schltr.) Soó 1928; Leucorchis albida f. lucida (Fuss) Soó 1927; Leucorchis albida f. subalpina (Neuman) Soó 1927; Leucorchis albida f. tricuspis (Beck) Soó 1928; Leucorchis albida var. breviloba Schltr. 1919; Leucorchis albida var. tricuspis (Beck) Schltr. 1919; Leucorchis lucida Fuss 1866; Orchis albida [L.] Scopoli 1772; Orchis alpina [Seg.] Crantz 1769; Orchis parviflora Poir. 1798; Peristylus albidus (L.) Lindl. 1835; Platanthera albida (L.) Lindl. 1829; Pseudorchis albida subsp. tricuspis (Beck) E.Klein 2000; Pseudorchis albida var. tricuspis (Beck) Kreutz 2004; Pseudorchis alpina Ség. 1754; Pseudorchis tricuspis (Beck) Landolt 2010; *Satyrium albidum Linne 1753; Satyrium scanense L. ex Steud. 1821; Satyrium trifidum Vill. 1787; Sieberia albida (L.) Spreng. 1817

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 4 Ames 1910 as Habenaria albida; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Platanthera albida; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Gymnadenia albida; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 drawing/photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 5 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 # 8 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #4 1994; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Blephariglottis albiflora drawing NOT = Habenaria blephariglottis; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo/drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 as Gymnadenia albida; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide;