Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Orchis fuchsii, SE: Skogsnycklar,
DE: Fuchs’ Knabenkraut, NL: Gevlekte orchis, UK: Common spotted Orchid
|| ||Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Druce) Soó |
|| ||Orchis fuchsii Druce|
|| ||Fuchs’ Knabenkraut|
|| ||Gevlekte orchis|
|| ||Common spotted Orchid|
|| ||Orchidaceae, Orkidéer, Orchid family|
|| ||To 60cm tall, narrower leaves sheath the stem |
|| ||Rosette, alternate, green with abundant purplish oval spots|
|| ||Inflorescence is 5–15 centimetres long (dense terminal racemes) from white and pale pink through to purple, but have distinctive darker pink spots and stripes on their three-lobed lips.|
|| ||June, July, August|
|| ||Damp grassland and open woods.|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Dactylorhiza from Greek words δάκτυλος daktylos, "finger" and ρίζα rhiza, "root", referring to the palmately two- to five-lobed tubers of this genus.
fuchsii, in honour of Leonhart Fuchs (1501 – 1566), a German physician and botanist.
Dactylorhiza fuchsii is pollinated by insects, especially bumblebees.
- The standard author abbreviation Druce is used to indicate George Claridge Druce (1850 – 1932), an English botanist and a Mayor of Oxford.
- The standard author abbreviation Soó is used to indicate Soó Rezső (1903 – 1980), a Hungarian botanist.