Comperia comperiana, (Steven) Ascherson & Graebner

D. M. Moore (ed.), 1980, CCIII Orchidaceae, Flora Europaea, Vol 5: Alismataceae to Orchidaceae, Camebridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 325-350: 337

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Comperia comperiana


1. C. comperiana (Steven) Ascherson & Graebner   ,

Syn. Mitte- leur. FI. 3: 620 (1907) (C. taurica C. Koch   ).

Stem 25-55 cm, erect, with 3-4 leaves and 2-3 leaf-like sheaths above. Leaves oblong to oblong-ovate. Spike cylindrical, lax or dense. Bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, equalling or somewhat exceeding the ovary. Galea brownish-purple. Outer perianth-segments 12-15 mm, elliptical; inner c. 10 mm, obliquely lanceolate, with 1 -2 long teeth on each side. Labellum up to 4 cm, cuneate at base, convex, pale pink; lateral lobes 1 - 1 *3 cm wide at base, lanceolate, with apical process 2*5-2*7cm; middle lobe triangular-ovate, with 2 filiform processes up to 2-8 cm. Spur shorter than ovary, directed downwards, cylindrical.

Open woods.

S. W. Krym. Rs (K). (Anatolia.)