Dactylorhiza purpurella

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Northern marsh orchid
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Dactylorhiza purpurella
Scientific classification
D. purpurella
Binomial name
Dactylorhiza purpurella
(T. Stephenson & T.A. Stephenson) Soó (1962)
  • Orchis purpurella T. Stephenson & T.A. Stephenson (1920) (Basionym)
  • Dactylorchis purpurella (T. Stephenson & T.A. Stephenson) Verm. (1947)
  • Dactylorhiza majalis ssp. purpurella (T. Stephenson & T.A. Stephenson) D.M. Moore & Soó (1978)
  • Dactylorhiza majalis var. purpurella (T. Stephenson & T.A. Stephenson) R.M. Bateman & Denholm (1983)
  • Dactylorhiza cambrensis (R.H.Roberts) Aver.
  • also several more varietal names proposed

Dactylorhiza purpurella, the northern marsh orchid,[2] is an orchid native to Great Britain, Ireland and Denmark.[1]

Two varieties are recognised:[1]

  • Dactylorhiza purpurella var. cambrensis (R.H.Roberts) R.M.Bateman & Denholm - coastal Great Britain and Denmark
  • Dactylorhiza purpurella subsp. purpurella - Ireland and northern Great Britain. Recorded from Co. Donegal in Ireland.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ Ennis, T. The occurrence of Dactylorhiza purpurella (T. Stephenson and T.A. Stephenson) Soó var. majalifiormis (E. Nelson) Kreutz, in Co. Donegal. Ir. Nat. J. 33: 128

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