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Dactylorhiza viridis (L.) R. M. Bateman, A. M. Pridgeton et M. W. Chase

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Dactylorhiza Neck. ex Nevski (アオチドリ)
Aochidori (アオチドリ, 青千鳥), frog orchid or long-bracted orchid
Nemurochidori (ネムロチドリ)
Lifeform: perennial forb
Distribution: cool Northern Hemisphere, including Japan (north to Chubu District)
Habitat: moist medows and deciduous forests
Chromosome number: 2n = 40 (and reported a few others)

Discarded varieties
Coeloglossum viride (L.) Hartm., commonly used

ssp. coreanum (Nakai) Satomi
ssp. bracteatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Soo
var. viride
var. interjectum (Fernald) Miyabe et Kudo
var. bracteatum (Muhl. ex Willd.) Richter ex Miyabe et T. Miyake (アオチドリ), when Coeloglossum is used
var. akaishimontanum Satomi

Coeloglossum taiwanianum S. S. Ying
Coeloglossum coreanum (Nakai) Schltr.


Dactylorhiza viridis in Hokkaido

[1/2] in the park of Nakatonbetsu Limestone Caves for Communication with Nature (中頓別鍾乳洞自然ふれあい公園), northern Hokkaido, on August 28 2015.