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Taxon: Orchis majalis Rchb.

Synonym of Dactylorhiza majalis (Rchb.) P. F. Hunt & Summerh.

Genus: Orchis
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Nomen number: 431142
Place of publication: Iconogr. bot. pl. crit. 6(2):7. 1828, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonyms (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. IV) Orchis vestita Lag. & Rodr., nom. rej., Orchis sesquipedalis Willd., nom. rej., & Orchis elata Poir., nom. rej.
Name Verified on: 26-Feb-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Brummitt, R. K. 2005. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 56. Taxon 54:533. Note: proposal recommended
  2. Pedersen, H. A. et al. 2003. (1600) Proposal to conserve the name Orchis majalis [=Dactylorhiza majalis] against O. elata, O. vestita, and O. sesquipedalis (Dactylorhiza: Orchidinae: Orchidaceae). Taxon 52:633-634.
  3. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Orchis majalis Rchb. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=431142. Accessed 13 July 2020.