Anacamptis fragrans (Pollini) R.M.Bateman 2003

Photo courtesy of P.Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe

Fragrance Part sun Cold Spring

The O coriophora Group

Common Name The Fragrant Anacamptis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in France, Corsica, Sardinia and Elba as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a finer stem than O coriophora and fewer leaves that blooms in the spring with fragrant [vanilla] flowers.

Often cited as a synonym of A coriophora and most likely is Anacamptis coriophora subsp. fragrans (Pollini) R.M.Bateman, A.M.Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 1997

Synonyms Anacamptis coriophora subsp. carpetana (Willk.) Bernardos 2002; Anacamptis coriophora subsp. fragrans (Pollini) R.M.Bateman, A.M.Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 1997; Anteriorchis coriophora subsp. fragrans (Pollini) Jacquet 1997; Anteriorchis fragrans (Pollini) Szlach. 2001; Orchidactyla carpetana (Pau) Borsos & So 1966; Orchis carpetana (Willk.) Pau 1921; Orchis cassidea M-Bieberstein 1819; Orchis coriophora subsp. carpetana (Willk.) Malag. 1968; Orchis coriophora subsp. fragrans (Pollini) K. Richter 1890; Orchis coriophora var. carpetana Willk. 1870; Orchis coriophora var. fragrans (Pollini) Boiss. 1842; *Orchis fragrans Pollini 1811

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as Orchis fragrans; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005