Anacamptis pyramidalis

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 30-60 cm (1-2 ft)
Flower Colors: pink, purple
Flower Season: late spring to early summer
Life form: tuber

Anacamptis pyramidalis Rich. commonly called the pyramidal orchid is the type species of the genus and is native to southwestern Eurasia, from western Europe through the Mediterranean region eastwards to Iran. Unfortunately, it is the one species which is rather difficult in culture. Though it can be locally abundant, it is generally threatened by anthropogenic introduction of nitrogen in it's habitats, marking it as a plant sensitive towards competition. The coloration of the flowers varies besides the occasional albino from pale pink to dark purple, with usually darker populations occurring in higher habitats. The photographs 1-3 by Caroline Langensiepen of plants growing in habitat in Wales, photo 4 by Martin Bohnet of a plant on the Swabian Jura.

Anacamptis pyramidalis, Caroline LangensiepenAnacamptis pyramidalis, Caroline LangensiepenAnacamptis pyramidalis, Caroline LangensiepenAnacamptis pyramidalis, Martin Bohnet

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