Anacamptis morio

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Anacamptis morio (L.) R.M.Bateman

Orchidaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales

Anacamptis morio belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

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.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

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.


Root System

Distribution

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.

Cultivation

The plants tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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