Neotinea maculata

Dense-flowered orchid; Orchis intact; Keuschorchis; Geflechte waldwurz; Satirione macchiato

From western Ireland eastwards through southern Europe and north Africa to Turkey, Cyprus and the Lebanon.

In woods, maquis, garigue and poor grassland, usually over limestone. White and pink-flowered forms occur.

Upper two photographs: Cyprus 2004.
© Paul Hackney

Lower two photographs: Profitis Ilias pine woods, Rhodes 2008.
© Paul Hackney

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