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Xgymnigritella suaveolens
Xgymnigritella suaveolens
Hybrid Between Fragrant And Vanillia Orchid
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 1020 1173 (2020-10-15)

Copyright © 2020 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Jul 11, 2019
  • latitude 46.32864   longitude 13.47670     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Mt. Kanin mountain group; next to the trail from Planina Gozdec to Planina Baban, north of Boka waterfall, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: križanec med navadnim kukovičnikom in Rhelicanijevo murko - syn.: Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) Brown x Nigritella rhellicani Teppner et Klein - Habitat: Alpine grassland, moderately inclined mountain slop, south aspect; calcareous, skeletal ground; relatively warm, dry, sunny, open place; elevation 1.600 m (5.250 feet); average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2-3 deg C, alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: (relates to the album xGymnigritella suaveolens): xGymnigritella suaveolens is an intergeneric hybrid resulting from pollination between two plants of different genera - in this case Gymnadenia and Nigritella. In this particular case, this statement is somewhat ambiguous because many botanists consider (or have considered) both genera a single one. They merged the genus Nigritella into the genus Gymnadenia. However, a consensus about this has not been reached yet. - Intergeneric hybrids are less common than interspecies hybrids (two different species from the same genus mate). In spite of this xGymnigritella suaveolens are relatively quite common plants. They have easy to spot conspicuous habitus and flowers have saturated color. The plants clearly show intermediate traits of both parents. One of them, easy to observe, is the resupination of the flowers (twisting of the flower stalks through about 180° so they are actually 'upside-down' positioned when they open; therefore, the lip of the most Orchidaceae is pointing downwards), Gymnadenia conopsea has resupinate flowers while those of Nigritella rhellicani are not. Consequently, the hybrid has flowers only partly resupinate to various degree. This can be clearly seen from my pictures. The inflorescence looks in some way chaotic, flowers in the inflorescence are not oriented orderly as with the parents of the hybrid. - Protected according to: Uredba o zavarovanih prostoživečih rastlinskih vrstah, poglavje A, Uradni list RS, št. 46/2004 (Regulation of protected wild plants, chapter A, Official Gazette of Republic Slovenia, no. 46/2004), (2004). - Ref. (1) Personal communication (Leg. & Det.) with Mr. Branko Dolinar, (2) (accessed Oct.14. 2020) (3) (accessed Oct.14. 2020) (4) Kretzschmar, Die Orchideen Deutschlands und angrenzenden Lander, Quelle Meyer (2008), p 272. (5) N. Griebl, Intergenerische Hybriden in den Alpen, Ber. Arbeitskrs. Heim. Orchid. (2008), 25 (1): 254 - 280
  • camera   Sony ILCE6000 / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar E 16-70 mm/f4
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_1226/2019_DSC08524
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Hybrid Between Fragrant And Vanillia Orchid (photographer)
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