Anacamptis morio (L.) R.M.Bateman
Anacamptis morio belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Anacamptis morio was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Richard M. Bateman, Alec Melton Pridgeon and Mark Wayne Chase, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1997.
Anacamptis morio is a species in the genus Anacamptis which contains approximately 41 to 44 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family). The type species of the genus is Anacamptis pyramidalis.
Anacamptis morio has simple leaves. The leaves are entire.
Flowers and Fruits
Anacamptis morio produces spikes of magenta orchid-shaped flowers from April to June.
Anacamptis morio is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, northern Iraq, the Caucasus, northern Iran and Morocco. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.
The plants tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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