Neotinea maculata

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Dense-flowered orchid
Neotinea maculata (Sardinia).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Neotinea
N. maculata
Binomial name
Neotinea maculata
(Desf.) Stearn, 1974

Neotinea maculata, the dense-flowered orchid, is an orchid native to Asia Minor and parts of Europe and North Africa. [1] (Codes) [2]

Neotinea maculata


The leaves are oblong, 5 cm in length, and form a basal rosette which develops from round underground nodules that are up to 6 cm in diameter. Stems supported emerge vertically from the rosette and are covered for a third of their length with a light green bract. The flowering period is from April to June, during which an inflorescence of small white to pink flowers are produced.


  1. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families".
  2. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families TDWG Geocodes" (PDF).
  • Bateman R.M., 2003 Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of Orchidinae and selected Habenariinae (Orchidaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 2003; 142(1): 1-40.
  • Delforge P., 2001 Guide des orchidées D'Europe, d'Afrique du Nord et du Proche-Orient, 2° ed, Lausanne, Delachaux et Niestlé ISBN 2-603-01228-2

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