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Globe Orchid - Orchis globuleux

Traunsteinera globosa


The Globe Orchid is a European terrestrial orchid which can be found at altitudes of up to 2600 m ASL. The flowers are purple to pink on a dense spherical spike, with a spur and a tri-lobed lip, and speckled. Flowers from May to August.


Calcarous patch of grass, alt. 2200 m above see level. Last picture shows the habitat.


There are two known species in the genus Traunsteinera, native to Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus: Traunsteinera globosa - found from Spain east to Ukraine and Turkey, including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Traunsteinera sphaerica, found in Turkey and the Caucasus.

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Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.27, Long: 7.15

Spotted on Jul 18, 2014
Submitted on Jul 29, 2014

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