Platanthera chlorantha

Greater butterfly orchid

Photographed NW Greece, 6 May 2001 

Negative number 01i11

The distinguishing feature of this orchid are the pollinia - Platanthera bifolia ( Lesser butterfly orchid) has pollinia that are close together and parallel. This is a Greek form which has a green tip to the labellum and sepals rather than the British form which is usually more white.


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