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NG59801830

Observed: 4th June 2012 By: skyesteveskyesteve’s reputation in Plantsskyesteve’s reputation in Plantsskyesteve’s reputation in Plantsskyesteve’s reputation in Plants
NG59801830
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skyesteve's picture

hybrids

I was thinking G. borealis x D. lapponica, both of which grow nearby.

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

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I would not argue if you see

I would not argue if you see lapponica in it (and also in the other more heavily marked one from there that I commented on yesterday). Not sure about Gymnadenia, though - the spur shows no sign of being thinner than lapponica would have, and the spur of G. bor is very slender. The flower is not as heavily marked as would expect if it was all that. Not an easy genus, though.

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The spur is all wrong for

The spur is all wrong for EPO. In that species it is less stout, and turned upwards, not down as here. See http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/wfs_diary/wfs_diary_images_large/orc... as an example.

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