Anacamptis morio subsp. caucasica (K.Koch) H.Kretzschmar, Eccarius & H.Dietr., 2007
Syn.: Anacamptis morio subsp. albanica (Gölz & H. R. Reinhard) Kreutz, Herorchis caucasica (K.Koch) Devillers-Tersch., Devillers, Dedroog, Baeten & Flausch, 2010.
Common names: Green-winged Orchid [En], Kaukasisches Knabenkraut [De]
Drosia, SAMOS ● Greece
Description: Slender erect plant, about 30 cm high. The leaves are disposed in rosettes at the base.
Pink to purple flowers with green-veined sepals, as for all A. morio. The shape, color and size of the flowers are very variable.
In most cases, the basal glossy part of the lip is marked with purple dots. The spur is curved upwards and always slightly shorter than the ovary.
The flowers are smaller than those of A. morio subsp. morio, with lateral lobes folded and shorter than the median. In A. morio subsp. picta, they are longer than the median.
Biology: Flowering from mid-March to mid-April.
Habitat: maquis, phrygana, light shrubs, dry to mid-moist soils.
Distribution: From Southeastern Europe to Western Asia and Caucasus (incl. Balkan peninsula, East Aegean Island, Turkey, Iran, Iraq).
Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew