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Orchid Species: Orchidactyla carpetana

Kew currently accepted name is Anacamptis coriophora

Orchidactyla carpetana is an orchid species identified by (Willk.) Borsos & Soó in 1966. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Anacamptis coriophora.
Orchidactyla (Orc.)
(Willk.) Borsos & Soó
ORIGIN: Found in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Aegean Islands, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon in full sun in grassy areas, boggy meadows, moorlands, flushed slopes and woodland edges prone to flodding at elevations up to 2500 meters in slightly acidic soil.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a robust, pale green stem with 4 to 10 basal, near erect, unmarked, linear to linear-lanceolate, slightly keeled leaves and smaller, clasping cauline leaves almost to the tip of the stem that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a oblong or cylindrical, 1 1/2 to 4 1/2' [45 to 135 cm] long, densly many [15 to 25] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: About 5/8 inch [1.7 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Anacamptis Ant coriophora 1997 (L.) R.M.Bateman
Add+ Anacamptis Ant fragrans 2003 (Pollini) R.M.Bateman
Add+ Himantoglossum Him longibacteatum
Add+ Orchis Orchis carpetana 1921 (Willk.) Pau
Add+ Orchis Orchis cassidea 1819 M.Bieb.
Add+ Orchis Orchis coreosmus 1880 St.-Lag.
Add+ Orchis Orchis fragrans 1811 Pollini
Add+ Orchis Orchis martrinii 1856 Timb.-Lagr.
Add+ Orchis Orchis nervulosa 1941 Sakalo
Add+ Orchis Orchis polliniana 1815 Spreng.
Add+ Anteriorchis Anteriorchis coriophora 1989 (L.) E.Klein & Strack
Add+ Orchis Orchis coriophora 1753 L.
Add+ Anteriorchis Anteriorchis fragrans 2001 (Pollini) Szlach.
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