Dactylorhiza markusii

Sicilian orchid; Orchide Siciliano

Southern Italy

Closely related to D. romana, D. sulphurea and D. sambucina. The distinctions between these species are unclear. D. markusii represented here is the yellow or creamy-yellow dactylorchid of the Gargano peninsula of eastern Italy

Photographs: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Paul Hackney

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Bottom photo with Orchis morio.

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