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Platanthera bifolia  (L.) RICH.  subsp. latiflora  (DREJER) LOJTNANT
 

Fam.:  Orchidaceae / Orchid Family

Synon.:  Platanthera fornicata  (BAB.) BUTTLER

Genus:  Platanthera  (L.) RICH.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von LinnÚ (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   RICH.:  Louis Claude Marie Richard (1754 - 1821), French botanist
   DREJER:  Solomon Thomas Nicolai Drejer (1813 - 1842), Danish botanist
   LOJTNANT:  Bernt L°jtnant (1946 - 2020), Danish botanist
   BAB.:  Charles Cardale Babington (1808 - 1895), British botanist and archeologist
   BUTTLER:  Karl Peter Buttler (1942 - 2018), German botanist
 

Etymology:
   Platanthera:   wide anther
   bifolia:   two-leaved
   latiflora:   tall-flowered
   fornicata:   bended, domed
 

Only recently the actually rather old realization is winning recognition again that there are different distinct clans of the Lesser Butterfly Orchid in central and northern Europe. The Lesser Butterfly Orchid shown here, which is the most common clan in Central Europe (and also in southern Europe), is one with a large stature (30 - 60 cm) and usually a lax inflorescence of relatively large flowers. The lip is distinctly longer than the lateral sepals. It blooms relatively early. Plantanthera bifolia subsp. latifolia likes to grow at basic locations (e.g. on lime). The name Platanthera solstitialis BONNINGH. ex RCHB. 1830 is invalid, it was published without description and illustration, and in the past it was used for various Central European Platanthera clans.
It is not identical with Platanthera bifolia subsp. bifolia described by LINN╔.

 

Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, A  Wienerwald near Baden 20.6.1987
Fig. 1:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
A Wienerwald near Baden 20.6.1987
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, A  Osttirol, Golzentipp 11.7.2019
Fig. 2:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
A Osttirol, Golzentipp 11.7.2019
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, D  Bruchsal 27.5.2020
Fig. 3:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
D Bruchsal 27.5.2020
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, D  Pfronten 28.6.2016
Fig. 4:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
D Pfronten 28.6.2016
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, D  Pfronten 28.6.2016
Fig. 5:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
D Pfronten 28.6.2016
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, F  Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Fig. 6:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
F Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, F  Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Fig. 7:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
F Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, F  Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Fig. 8:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
F Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, F  Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Fig. 9:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
F Vosges, Grand Ballon 2.7.2018
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, F  Col de la Croix de Fer 25.6.2000
Fig. 10:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
F Col de la Croix de Fer 25.6.2000
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, F  Aix-en-Provence 11.5.1984
Fig. 11:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
F Aix-en-Provence 11.5.1984
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, I  Trento 6.6.1989
Fig. 12:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
I Trento 6.6.1989
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, A  Seckauer Tauern, Brandstätter Törl 1.7.2021
Fig. 13:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
A Seckauer Tauern, Brandstätter Törl 1.7.2021
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, A  Seckauer Tauern, Brandstätter Törl 1.7.2021
Fig. 14:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
A Seckauer Tauern, Brandstätter Törl 1.7.2021
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, A  Seckauer Tauern, Brandstätter Törl 1.7.2021
Fig. 15:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
A Seckauer Tauern, Brandstätter Törl 1.7.2021
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, Croatia,  Plitvicka 3.6.2006
Fig. 16:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Croatia, Plitvicka 3.6.2006
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, Slovenia,  Nova Vas 27.6.2010
Fig. 17:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Slovenia, Nova Vas 27.6.2010
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid (seed stem), D  Deggingen 16.7.2005
Fig. 18:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid (seed stem)
D Deggingen 16.7.2005
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid (seed stem), I  Vicenza 17.7.2010
Fig. 19:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid (seed stem)
I Vicenza 17.7.2010
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, Croatia,  Plitvicka 30.6.2010
Fig. 20:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Croatia, Plitvicka 30.6.2010
Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid, IRL  Burren, Killinaboy 15.6.2012
Fig. 21:  Platanthera bifolia subsp. latiflora / Lesser Butterfly Orchid
IRL Burren, Killinaboy 15.6.2012
   
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