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Orchid Species: Orchis elodes

Kew currently accepted name is Dactylorhiza maculata

Orchis elodes is an orchid species identified by Griseb. in 1845. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dactylorhiza maculata.
Orchis (Orchis.)
ORIGIN: Found in Portugal, Spain and France in damp meadows, moist woods and flushed slopes on acidic substrates at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thicker stem carrying 5 to 9, near erect to spreading leaves with the uppermost 2 to 4 bract-like that blooms in the later spring and early summer an a terminal, erect, 2 to 6 [5 to 15 cm] long, racemose, cylindrical, 30 to 70 flowered inflorescence with leaf-like bracts that are longer than the lower many flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 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 maculata 1962 (L.) Soó
Add+ Orchis Orchis danguyana 1931 P.Fourn.
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact battandieri 1985 Raynaud
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact caramulensis 1989 (Verm.) D.Tyteca
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact elodes 1982 (Griseb.) Aver.
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact ericetorum 1981 (E.F.Linton) Aver.
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact islandica 1984 (Á.Löve & D.Löve) Aver.
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact kolaensis 1984 (Montell) Aver.
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact maculata lusus carnea 1971 (Tinant) Soó
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact savogiensis 1990 D.Tyteca & Gathoye
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact transsilvanica 1982 (Schur) Aver.
Add+ Dactylorchis Dtylo elodes 1947 (Griseb.) Verm.
Add+ Orchis Orchis basilica 1898 L. ex Klinge
Add+ Orchis Orchis biermannii 1850 Ortmann
Add+ Orchis Orchis calvellii 1891 A.Terracc.
Add+ Orchis Orchis candidissima 1814 Krock.
Add+ Orchis Orchis ericetorum 1905 (E.F.Linton) A.Benn.
Add+ Orchis Orchis macedonica 1846 Griseb.
Add+ Orchis Orchis maculata lusus calvellii 1928 (A.Terracc.) Soó
Add+ Orchis Orchis nemorosa 1868 Montandon
Add+ Orchis Orchis obtusifolia 1853 Schur
Add+ Orchis Orchis ochrantha 1909 (Pancic) H.Fleischm.
Add+ Orchis Orchis solida 1794 Moench
Add+ Orchis Orchis tetragona 1833 Heuff.
Add+ Orchis Orchis transsilvanica 1853 Schur
Add+ Dactylorchis Dtylo maculata 1947 (L.) Verm.
Add+ Orchis Orchis maculata 1870 </i><i> immaculata</i> Schur
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact maculata lusus albicans 1971 (Marchand ex Tinant) Soó
Add+ Dactylorhiza Dact montellii 1990 (Verm.) P.Delforge
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Dact. maculata 'Trident's Centennial' (2003)
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