Albiflora greeting from Lithuania

Before the end of the year I received special finding reports from Lithuania: Bernd Gliwa has found a white-flowered Dactylorhiza traunsteineri, only once in 2006. The location is in a lime marsh between Kaunas and Šiauliai. It’s quite remarkable that this Dactylorhiza species is quite rare to see with white-flowered forms.

Photo: Bernd Gliwa, 21/06/2011, near Dievogala/Lithuania

In this nature reserve he has also photographed this Dactylorhiza incarnata. In this area there are also Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. ochroleuca (with W. Eccarius, Die Orchideengattung Dactylorhiza, 2016 it’s again a species of its own, D. ochroleuca), Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. cruenta and Dactylorhiza majalis subsp. baltica.

Bernd Gliwa has also studied the dragonflies of Lithuania and just published a monograph about them: Lietuvos laumžirgiai.