Claude Marie Richard, 1817
Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark,
East Aegean Island, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece,
Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kriti, Krym,
Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus,
Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
||15 (60) Centimetres
- Dark Purple
pyramidalis, Carl Linnaeus, 1753.
Anacamptis pyramidalis var. dunensis, Londo,
Kreutz & Slings
Anacamptis pyramidalis var. urvilleana, Schltr.
This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by
Louis Claude Marie Richard in 1817. It is found
from Britain through Western Europe, the the Mediterranean all the way
to Iran, growing in a poor soil with
lots of water and some to lots of sun. The bulb can grow to two
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 centimetres in
height 60 with the pale pink to dark purple flowers.
Greek word anakamptein,
meaning 'to bend backwards'. The species name 'pyramid-shaped'.
I must confess; I have not grown
this species, and I doubt it will appreciate to have the bulb