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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:27 pm 
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I found this odd Dactylorhiza fuchsii in Triglav National Park in Slovenia last week, at app. 1200 m.

It was a single specimen among lots of regular fuchsii.

What would you call this?

var. rhodochila has been suggested to me but the colouration of the leaves is completely wrong.

To quote a couple of sites:

"...dark purple leaves that were blotched pale green"

"...The leaves are heavily spotted and suffused with the same colour as the flowers producing a brownish-bronze coloration."


By contrast, the leaves on this were a completely unspotted bright green.

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...and how uncommon is such a specimen?



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:09 am 
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Welcome to the forum. Well done in spotting this odd character, but I am no help at all in helping with its identity. Hopefully others can add their expertise.

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