Orchis longicornu Poiret 1789

Photo courtesy of Pascal Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold LATE Winterand Spring

O morio Group Subgroup #1

Common Name The Long-Horned Orchis [refers to the spur]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found on the Islands of Corsica, Elba, the Majorcas and Sicily as well as Algeria and Tunisia in garrigue, maquis and short montane grasslands at elevations up to 2000 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 2 subglobose tubers carrying an erect stem with 6 to 8, oblong-lanceolate leaves held in a basal rosette that blooms in late winter and the spring on a dense, oblong, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, laxly flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, veined, tinted green or red floral bracts

Synonyms Anacamptis longicornu (Poir.) R.M.Bateman, A.M.Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 1997;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005