Dactylorhiza pythagorae f. albiflora

Foto: Kiros Kokkas

This orchid is only known from the Aeagean island of Samos. It is not variable, but in contrary unusually homogeneous, writes Wolfgang Eccarius in his book Die Orchideengattung Dactylorhiza (Eisenach 2016). But Kiros Kokkas found a white-flowered form of this rare orchid, which is usually flowering in pinkish to rose or mauve colors. This plant is obviously unique – but it also demonstrates that all the species of Dactylorizha tend to develop albiflora forms.

Foto: Kiros Kokkas

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