Leaf rosette in chalk grassland.
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Transveresly elongated spots and grey-green broad eliptical leaves.
Beautiful picture - would be great to see the flower when it arrives. :)
And I'll be back!
I have a population of these, and grow them from seed, so I've seen a lot of them: and the blotches on the leaves seem, on your observation, to be less solid than I would expect, smaller, and more numerous.
So I shall wait with interest for your follow-up observation with flowers!
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They are quite variable in flower and leaf. The flowers range from pink to white, and var. rhodochila has been seen not far away. I have added one here: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/328180 which can hardly be anything else, but with very pale spots.
Agreed, I have seen quite a lot of variation even within my "community" of these orchids, over a time span of some 6 years.
But none as extreme as this, or your other one.
Perhaps you could put this one, and your other one, in a bag and shake them up: should result in two average specimens? *laughs*
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