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Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu

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Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu,<ref>Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden | Name — Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu; (Poir.) H. Kretzschmar, Eccarius & H. Dietr. . accessed 12.24.2013</ref> formerly classified as Anacamptis longicornu, is a subspecies of orchid.<ref>Swiss Orchid Foundation: Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu . accessed 12.24.2013</ref> It is found in southern Europe and western North Africa.

Description

This orchid's flowers are white, lavender, and purple; with a middle lob that is white with purple spots. In contrast to the nominate subspecies, Anacamptis morio subsp. morio, Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu has a very long spur which is directed upwards.

Its bloom period is from February to May.

Distribution

Anacamptis morio subsp. longicornu is found in dry grassland, meadows, and pastures, on calcareous soils.

It is native to the western Mediterranean region, including:

See also

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