Dactylorhiza lapponica

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Lapland marsh-orchid
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Dactylorhiza
Species: D. lapponica
Binomial name
Dactylorhiza lapponica
  • Orchis angustifolia var. lapponica Laest. ex Hartm.
  • Orchis lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) K.Richt.
  • Dactylorchis lapponica (Laest. ex Hartm.) Verm.
  • Orchis angustata Arv.-Touv.
  • Dactylorhiza angustata (Arv.-Touv.) D.Tyteca & Gathoye
  • Dactylorhiza delphinensis D.Tyteca & Gathoye
  • Orchis pseudocordigera Neuman
  • Dactylorchis pseudocordigera (Neuman) Lid
  • Dactylorhiza pseudocordigera (Neuman) Soó

Dactylorhiza lapponica, the Lapland marsh-orchid, is an orchid found in Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and the Czech Republic.[1][2][3][4]

Three subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • Dactylorhiza lapponica subsp. angustata (Arv.-Touv.) Kreutz - France
  • Dactylorhiza lapponica subsp. lapponica - Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
  • Dactylorhiza lapponica subsp. rhaetica H.Baumann & R.Lorenz - northern Italy


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Griebl, N. (2008). Vorkommen und verbreitung der gattung Dactylorhiza in Österreich. Berichte aus den arbeitskreisen heimische orchideen 25(2): 80-118.
  3. ^ Batousek, P. (2011). Orchideenneuigkeiten aus der Tschechischen Republik. Journal Europäischer Orchideen 43: 161-174.
  4. ^ Hedrén, M., Nordström, S. & Bateman, R.M. (2011). Plastid and nuclear DNA marker data support the recognition of four tetraploid marsh orchids (Dactylorhiza majalis s.l., Orchidaceae) in Britain and Ireland, but require their recircumscription. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104: 107-128.