AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Neotinea tridentata subsp. conica (Willd.) R.M.Bateman, Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 12: 122 (1997).
Homotypic Names:
Orchis conica Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 14 (1805).
Orchis tridentata subsp. conica (Willd.) O.Bolòs & Vigo, Fl. Man. Paísos Catalans 4: 639 (2001).
Neotinea conica (Willd.) R.M.Bateman, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 142: 12 (2003).
Orchis lactea subsp. conica (Willd.) Kreutz, Kompend. Eur. Orchid.: 124 (2004).
Orchis lactea var. conica (Willd.) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz, J. Eur. Orch. 37: 729 (2005).
Odontorchis conica (Willd.) D.Tyteca & E.Klein, J. Eur. Orch. 40: 544 (2008).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Orchis globosa Brot., Fl. Lusit. 1: 19 (1804), nom. illeg.
Orchis broteroana Rivas Goday & Bellot, Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 6(2): 189 (1946).
Orchis lactea subsp. broteroana (Rivas Goday & Bellot) Rivas Goday, Veg. Fl. Cuenca Extrem. Guadiana: 713 (1964).
Orchis pusilla D.Tyteca, Orchidophile (Deuil-la-Barre) 62: 628 (1984).
Neotinea conica var. ricardina F.M.Vázquez, J. Eur. Orch. 40: 706 (2008).
Neotinea conica var. saenzii F.M.Vázquez, J. Eur. Orch. 40: 707 (2008).
Neotinea conica f. gelpiana F.M.Vázquez, Folia Bot. Extremadur. 3: 96 (2009).
Neotinea conica f. rosea F.M.Vázquez, Folia Bot. Extremadur. 3: 96 (2009).
Description:
Terrestrial orchid with a basal rosette, of 3 to 8, unmarked, glaucose green, lanceolate leaves and 1 to 3, bract-like cauline leaves above that blooms in the late winter and spring on a dense, initially conical and short, sometimes becoming long-subglobular, many flowered inflorescence.
Habitat:
In short, poor grasslands, open garrigue and open woodlands up to 800 meters.
Distribution:
SW. France to NW. Africa
References:
Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005
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