Gymnadenia corneliana (Beauverd) Teppner & E.Klein 1998 Photo courtesy of J-M Lewin and the Orchids of France and Europe

Color Variety Photo by Paul & Jenne Davies

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Common Name Cornelia's Gymnadenia [Cornelia Rudio's Gymnadenia early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/3" [1 cm]

Found in France and Italy in the western Alps at elevations around 1000 meters in alpine meadows as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with many basal leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a robust, erect, terminal, densely many flowered inflorescence that has the flowers held in an apical, egg-shaped cluster with the flowers opening in succession.

Synonyms Gymnadenia corneliana f. bourneriasii (E.Breiner & R.Breiner) P.Delforge 2006; Gymnadenia corneliana f. vesubiana (G.Keller) P.Delforge 2006; Gymnadenia corneliana var. bourneriasii (E.Breiner & R.Breiner) Pellic. 2005; Gymnadenia corneliana var. vesubiana (G.Keller) G.Foelsche & W.Foelsche 1999; Gymnadenia nigra f. bourneriasii (E.Breiner & R.Breiner) B.Bock 2012; Gymnadenia nigra f. vesubiana (G.Keller) B.Bock 2012; Gymnadenia nigra subsp. corneliana (Beauverd) J.-M.Tison 2010; Nigritella bourneriasii (E.Breiner & R.Breiner) Landolt 2010; Nigritella corneliana (Beauverd) Gölz & Reinhard 1986; Nigritella corneliana subsp. bourneriasii E.Breiner & R.Breiner 1993; Nigritella corneliana var. bourneriasii (E.Breiner & R.Breiner) E.Klein 1996; Nigritella corneliana var. vesubiana (G.Keller) W.Foelsche 2009; Nigritella lithopolitanica subsp. corneliana (Beauverd) Teppner & Klein 1985; *Nigritella nigra subsp. corneliana Beauverd 1925; Nigritella rubra lus. vesubiana G.Keller 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 #7 1985 as Nigritella nigra ssp corneliana; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 #7 1985 as Nigritella nigra var flava photo fide; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005