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Anacamptis morio


Perennial herbaceous plant with 2 globular tubers. Stems are 10-25 cm high. Leaves are 5-10, linear-lanceolate, most located in the lower stem.
The Inflorescence is usually short with 7-12 (20) separate flowers. The bracts are tiny, violet. The flowers are relatively small, violet-purple, rarely pink. The petals are gathered in a helmet with characteristic lines along their length. The labellum is more wide than long, short and trilobed, the central part is incised, white with dark dots in the middle. The spur is slightly curved upwards.
This orchid blooms from April to May.
Propagation is succeeded mainly by seeds.
The species grow relatively quickly and the plants begin to bloom at the age of 2-3 years.
In the Turkish part the subspecies is declared as Anacamptis morio (L) R.M. Bateman, Pridgeon & M.W. Chase Subsp. morio.

Common names
Green-winged orchid
Synonyms
Orchis morio, Anacamptis morio (L) R.M. Bateman, Pridgeon & M.W. Chase Subsp. morio
Conservation status
CITES-listed species
Records
This species has been reported 79 times with a total of 12654 specimens recorded.
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