!Pseudorchis albida (Linne) A. & D. Lve 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 on an erect, 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] long, densly many flowered, spire-like, racemose inflorescence occuring in the late spring and early summer.

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) Ljtnant 1978; Gymnadenia albida var. borensis Zapal. 1906; Gymnadenia albida var. tricuspis Beck 1890; Gymnadenia aschersonii Brgger ex M.Schulze 1904; Gymnadenia straminea (Fernald) P.Delforge 2000; Habenaria albida (Linne) R. Br. 1813; Habenaria albida var. straminea (Fernald) F.J.A.Morris & E.A.Eames 1929; Habenaria densiflora Schur 1866; Habenaria straminea Fernald 1926; Habenaria transsilvanica Schur 1866; Leucorchis albida (L.) E.Mey. 1848; Leucorchis albida f. breviloba (Schltr.) So 1928; Leucorchis albida f. lucida (Fuss) So 1927; Leucorchis albida f. subalpina (Neuman) So 1927; Leucorchis albida f. tricuspis (Beck) So 1928; Leucorchis albida subsp. straminea (Fernald) .Lve in ?; Leucorchis albida var. breviloba Schltr. 1919; Leucorchis albida var. tricuspis (Beck) Schltr. 1919; Leucorchis lucida Fuss 1866; Leucorchis straminea (Fernald) .Lve 1950; Orchis albida [L.] Scopoli 1772; Orchis alpina [Seg.] Crantz 1769; Orchis parviflora Poir. 1798; Peristylus albidus (L.) Lindl. 1835; Platanthera albida (L.) Lindl. 1829; Platanthera albida var. straminea (Fernald) Luer 1975; Pseudorchis albida f. straminea (Fernald) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Pseudorchis albida subsp. tricuspis (Beck) E.Klein 2000; Pseudorchis albida subsp. straminea (Fernald) .Lve & D.Lve 1969; Pseudorchis albida var. tricuspis (Beck) Kreutz 2004; Pseudorchis alpina Sg. 1754; Pseudorchis straminea (Fernald) Sojk 1972; 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 ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Platanthera albida; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Gymnadenia albida; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 5 1983 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 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