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Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by dion, May 11, 2009.
Could somebody possibly identify this orchid from Greece?
Just glancing at the flower makes me want to say it's what we in the USA call a 'grass pink' (Calopogon tuberosus ) but that species's range doesn't extend outside of the americas.... I believe I've found it. You can check me: Orchis quadripunctata, this is based on comparing the picture that you provided with the picture at "www.treknature.com/gallery/photo204104.htm" you can check that out or you can use the genus and species names to do your own image search on google or another search engine.
Check species in the genus Dactylorhiza as well.
Indeed, I actually initially thought I was looking at Dactylorhiza purpurella but on closer inspection the markings on the lobeli didin't match. There were also some slight structural differences. However the genera were only recently separated and reclassified so it would be worth a look. Orchis it appears only has a two lobed tuber whereas the Dactylorhiza (true to it's name) can have up to five.