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Orchid Species: Dactylorhiza purpurella

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Dactylorhiza purpurella is an orchid species identified by (T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Soó in 1962.
Dactylorhiza (Dact.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Soó
ORIGIN: Found in Great Britain in marshy dune slacks and damp areas near rivers at elevations up to 100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with thickset, yellowish green stem carrying 4 to 7 cauline, often basally clustering, somewhat to strongly spotted, often ring shaped marking, rarely unspotted, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, demsely many flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [1.8 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact cambrensis 1984
Add+ Dactylorchis Dtylo purpurella 1947 (T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Verm.
Add+ Orchis Orchis purpurella 1920 T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Dact. purpurella 'Mello Spirit' (2004)
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