ORIGIN: Found in the eastern Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, the Transcaucus and Lebanon in open woodlands in full sun to mid shade at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a erect stem carrying 4 to 10 greyish green to yellowish green sometimes washed with violet on the upper side cauline leaves, the median, oval-lanceolate, spirally arranged, ereect, keeled, arched, relatively stiff, slightly undulate margins, the uppermost grading to bract-like leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, dense, many flowerede inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.8 inches [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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