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Possible Hybrid Orchid

Observed: 11th June 2011 By: Edwin49
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Description:

Site has many different orchids - at present Fragrant, Common Sptted & Pyramidal. Often bee and frig orchids can be found

Identifications
  • Fragrant X Common Sptted orchid (Gymnadenia coposeaXDactylorhiza fuchsii)
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    Two fragrant orchids (Gymnadenia)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Edwin49's picture

Possible Hybrid Orchid

Among many Fragrant Orchids but the lip is very different in shape from other Fragrnts in the area

miked's picture

Does not look that different

Does not look that different to fragrant to me. You know there are supposed to be 3 different types of fragrant orchid now although this one looks like the standard G. coposea. Perhaps add some of the other plants to this observation and indicate how you think this plant is different.

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Fragrant Orchid

Added another image to my observation showing a frgrant orchid which is more typical of those on the site

miked's picture

The other image looks like

The other image looks like the very standard G. conopsea. the original image has a tendency towards G. densiflora (whihc might be shown as a subspecies of G. conopsea) perhaps someone with more experience of these orchids will be able to help here.