Anacamptis morio   Green-winged Orchid

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In Britain the examples of this orchid which I have seen have been a similar colour to Orchis mascula (Early-purple Orchid) and much shorter. Here in southern Italy many were quite tall, had more flowers and some were very dark purple.

Taxonomy: Most of the major databases follow Professor Bateman's re-assessment of the name of this Orchid in the change from Orchis morio L. to Anacamptis morio (L.) R.M.Bateman, Pridgeon & M.W.Chase as the accepted correct name. Major exceptions to this include Pierre Delforge who retains Orchis morio L.

Anacamptis morio

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Hillside near Monte St. Angelo, Gargano, Italy 19th April 2009

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Anacamptis morio

Hillside near Monte St. Angelo, Gargano, Italy 19th April 2009

Added on January 21st 2010, updated 26th Feb 2010

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