Orchis langei K. Richter 1890

Photo courtesy of P.Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold Spring

The O mascula Group

Common Name Lange's Orchis [German Orchid Collector later 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid from France, Spain and Morocco in open woodland and rarely short, poor grasslands at elevations up to 1700 meters with a slender, washed red apically stem carrying 2 to 6 basal, spreading to near erect, in a rosette, usually spotted with violet, oblong-lanceolate leaves with 1 to 4, smaller clasping cauline leaves above that blooms in the spring on an erect, racemose, terminal, cylindrical, lax, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, 10 to 35 flowered inflorescence..

Synonyms Androrchis langei (Lange ex K.Richt.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein 2008; Orchis hispanica Nieschalk 1970; Orchis incantata P.Delforge 1989; Orchis langei f. maquedina F.M.Vzquez 2009; Orchis langei subsp. magrebensis F.M.Vzquez 2012; Orchis mascula subsp. hispanica (Nieschalk) So 1972; Orchis mascula subsp. laxifloriformis Rivas Goday 1946; Orchis mascula var. fallax E.G.Camus 1889; Orchis masculolaxiflora Lange 1860

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 # 1 1986; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005