!Traunsteinera globosa (Linne) Rchb. 1842 Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name The Spheroid Traunsteinera

Flower Size about 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Spain, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey in poor grasslands, mountain pastures, montane marshes, and open areas in conifer forests at elevations of 1000 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid occuring in limestone, shale and granite soils in moist meadows with 2 ovoid tubers giving rise to several leaves that arise from the center of the stem that blooms on a erect, racemose, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long inflorescence with the flowers clustered at the apex in a dense ovoid to globose ball and occuring in the later spring through mid summer.

Synonyms Neotinea conica (Willd.) R.M.Bateman 2003; Neotinea tridentata subsp. commutata (Tod.) R.M.Bateman 1997; Nigritella globosa (L.) Rchb. 1830; *Orchis globosa Linne 1759; - See Traunsteinera globosa (Linne) Rchb. 1842; Orchis globosa lusus albiflora (Schur) R.Uechtr. 1881; Orchis globosa var. albiflora Schur 1866; Orchis globosa var. angustifolia Zapal. 1906; Orchis globosa var. dentifera Zapal. 1906; Orchis globosa var. gracilis Schur 1866; Orchis globosa var. major Schur 1866; Orchis globosa var. prutica Zapal. 1906; Orchis halleri Crantz 1769; Orchis tridentata subsp. commutata (Tod.) Nyman 1882; Orchites globosa (L.) Schur 1866; Traunsteinera globosa f. major (Schur) Beldie 1972;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Orchis globosa; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Orchis globosa drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 3 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 7 1997 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo good; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005