Wild Orchids near Balaklava, Ukraine - need help

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  1. azazello

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    Dear friends,

    could you please help me to learn what are the orchids that I found around Balaklava recently. I digged somewhat into Internet and believe I've found correct names for most of them but still unsure.

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28238.jpg
    Orchis Morio subsp. Picta? is it correct to call it "Green-Winged Orchid"?

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28280.jpg
    Orchis Purpurea aka Lady Orchid?

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28298.jpg
    Orchis punctulata aka Punctate orchid?

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28322.jpg
    Orchis Simia aka Monkey Orchid?

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28329.jpg
    Cephalanthera longifolia aka Sword-Leaved Helleborine?

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28965.jpg
    Comperia Comperiana aka Komper's Orchid, Comperia Taurica or Orchis Comperana?

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28996.jpg
    Orchis Tridentata aka Three-Toothed Orchid?


    And for these I can not tell - are they just variations of Orchis Purpurea or are they something different:
    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mh_Nic28335.jpg
    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic28613.jpg
    ?


    And finally, are these orchids at all:
    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic29093.jpg
    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic29095.jpg

    and

    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mv_Nic29119.jpg
    http://balaklava.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mh_Nic29118.jpg
    ??


    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Some very interesting plants - and nice to see a posting from Ukraine. If someone doesn't know these offhand, I'll see what a little digging for information from our library will turn up - it is likely we need to use print resources to confirm your tentative identifications.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'm using Orchids of Europe by Aloys Duperrex as my reference.

    - Agree with Orchis morio subsp. picta (and yes green-winged orchid is okay, as is buffoon orchid(!))

    - Agree with Orchis purpurea

    - Tentatively agree with Orchis punctulata - the book I'm using it doesn't have it.

    - Agree with Orchis simia

    - Agree with Cephalanthera longifolia

    - Tentatively agree with Comperia Comperiana - again, my book doesn't have it.

    - Tentatively disagree with Orchis tridentata - the side lobes of the bottom lip in your photograph is very rounded, not shown in images I've seen online or in this book. Not sure what to suggest as an alternative.

    - Variations of Orchis purpurea? Not sure, from what I've read, there is very little variation in colour, so it seems not. Again, not sure what to suggest as an alternative.

    - This one seems to be Muscari comosum before it forms its tassel at the top.

    - Don't know. Doubt it is an orchid. It resembles the other Muscari, but I wouldn't bet on me being right.
     
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