Himantoglossum formosum (Steven) K.Koch 1849

Plant and flowers in situ Azerbaijan Photos by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Beautiful Himantoglossum

Found in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and northern Iran as a cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring

Synonyms Aceras formosum (Steven) Lindl. 1835; Loroglossum formosum (Steven) E.G.Camus & Bergon 1908; Loroglossum hircinum subsp. formosum (Steven) E.G.Camus 1908; *Orchis formosa Steven 1813; Orchis mutabilis Steven 1812

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973;