Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Dactylorhiza purpurella x Gymnadenia conopsea (x Dactylodenia varia) (Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Averyanov - Hybrid Northern Marsh x Fragrant Orchid - Orchidaceae
Dactylorhiza purpurella x Gymnadenia conopsea (x Dactylodenia varia)
© Robert Northridge
Dactylorhiza purpurella x Gymnadenia conopsea (x Dactylodenia varia)
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Hybrids between different species are quite frequent among the wild Irish and British orchids, some of these hybrids being very common in the right situations. This particular hybrid, however, has only been found at one Northern Ireland site (Conlig), on two occasions. Hybrid orchids only occur at sites where both parent species grow side by side.

All names: Dactylorhiza purpurella x Gymnadenia conopsea (x Dactylodenia varia) (Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Averyanov; Dactylorhiza x Dactylodenia varia (Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Averyanov; Dactylorhiza purpurella x Gymnadenia conopsea; Dactylorhiza x Dactylogymnadenia varia (Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Soo