Species List

Some ask for species list or the number of species in Norway. It is not easy to answer. Some orchids previously considered as species are divided into several subspecies. Some orchids have got new Norwegian names. The species list of August 2009 shows the following 21 genera that includes 42 species and subspecies of orchids in Norway.
All but one subspecies have Norwegian names. Some orchid names in Norwegian are changed from well-established and well-known names to new names in Norwegian. This seems weird and meaningless to many Norwegians with an interest in orchids.
Information about genera and species found in the menu.

Species list

The genus Cypripedium
01. Lady’s-slipper Orchid, (Cypripedium calceolus)

The genus Ophrys
02. Fly Orchid (Ophrys insectifera)

The genus Orchis
03. Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)

The genus Anacamptis
04. Green-winged Orchid (Anacamptis morio)

The genus Dactylorhiza
05. In english? (Dactylorhiza sambucina)
06. Early Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. incarnata)
07. In english? (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. coccinea)
08. In english? (Dactylorhiza incarnata var. lobelii)
09. In english? (Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. cruenta)
10. In english? (Dactylorhiza sphagnicola)
11. Lapp Orchid? (Dactylorhiza lapponica)
12. Northern Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella)
13. In english? (Dactylorhiza baltica)
14. Heath Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata ssp. maculata)
15. Common Spotted-orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata ssp. fuchsii)

The genus Coeloglossum
16. Frog Orchid (Coeloglossum viride ssp. viride)
17. A Frog Orchid (Coeloglossum viride ssp. islandicum)

The genus Chamorchis
18. A montain orchid (Chamorchis alpina)

The genus Herminium
19. Musk Orchid (Herminium monorchis)

The genus Platanthera
20. Lesser Butterfly-orchid 1 (Platanthera bifolia ssp. bifolia)
21. Lesser Butterfly-orchid 2 (Platanthera bifolia ssp. latiflora)
22. Greater Butterfly-orchid (Platanthera chlorantha)

The genus Lysiella
23. A Siberian Orchid (Lysiella oligantha)

The genus Pseudorchis
24. Small-white Orchid (Pseudorchis albida)
25. Smaller-white Orchid (Pseudorchis straminea)

The genus Gymnadenia
26. Chalk Fragrant-orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea ssp. conopsea)
27. Marsh Fragrant-orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea ssp. densiflora)
28. Nigritella nigra (Gymnadenia nigra)

The genus Cephalanthera
29. Red Helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra)
30. Narrow-leaved Helleborine (Cephalanthera longifolia)

The genus Epipactis
31. Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris)
32. Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine ssp. helleborine)
33. Dutch Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine ssp. neerlandica)
34. Dark-red Helleborine (Epipactis atrorubens)

The genus Epipogium
35. Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum)

The genus Listera
36. Common Twayblade (Listera ovata)
37. Lesser Twayblade (Listera cordata)

The genus Neottia
38. Bird’s-nest Orchid (Neottia nidus-avis)

The genus Goodyera
39. Creeping Lady’s-tresses (Goodyera repens)

The genus Corallorhiza
40. Coralroot Orchid (Corallorhiza trifida)

The genus Hammarbya
41. Bog Orchid (Hammarbya paludosa)

The genus Microstylis
42. White Adder’s Mouth (Microstylis monophyllos)

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