John and Gerry's  Orchids of Britain and Europe


Below are listed all the orchid species native to the British Isles cross referenced with any recent name changes.  They are listed alphabetically by latin names with their associated common names. 

Latin name Common name

Anacamptis pyramidalis Pyramidal Orchid
Anacamptis morio (was Orchis morio) Green-winged Orchid
Anacamptis laxiflora (was Orchis laxiflora)Loose-flowered Orchid
Cephalanthera damasonium White Helleborine
Cephalanthera longifolia Long-leaved Helleborine
Cephalanthera rubra Red Helleborine
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Coeloglossum viride  (now Dactylorhiza viridis) Frog Orchid
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Corallorhiza trifida Coral-Root Orchid
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Cypripedium calceolus Lady's Slipper
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Dactylorhiza fuchsii Common Spotted Orchid
Dactylorhiza incarnata spp. coccinea
Dactylorhiza incarnata spp. cruenta 
Dactylorhiza incarnata spp. ochroleuca
Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. incarnata
Dactylorhiza incarnata ssp. pulchella 
Dactylorhiza lapponica
Dactylorhiza maculata ssp. ericetorum
Dactylorhiza majalis
Dactylorhiza majalis ssp. cambrensis
Dactylorhiza majalis ssp. scotica
Dactylorhiza praetermissa  Southern Marsh Orchid
Dactylorhiza purpurella ssp. majaliformis 
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Epipactis atrorubens Dark-red Helleborine
Epipactis dunensis Dune Helleborine
Epipactis helleborine Common Helleborine
Epipactis leptochila Narrow-lipped Helleborine
Epipactis muelleri
Epipactis palustris Marsh Helleborine
Epipactis phyllanthes Green-flowered Helleborine
Epipactis purpurata Purple Helleborine
Epipactis sancta
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Epipogium aphyllum Ghost Orchid
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Goodyera repens Creeping Lady's Tresses
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Gymnadenia conopsea Fragrant Orchid
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Hammarbya paludosa Bog Orchid
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Herminium monorchis Musk Orchid
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Himantoglossum urcinum Lizard Orchid
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Liparis loeslii Fen Orchid
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Listera cordata (now Neottia cordata) Lesser Twayblade
Listera ovata (now Neottia ovata) Common Twayblade
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Neotinea maculata Dense-flowered Orchid
Neotinea ustulata Burnt Orchid
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Neottia cordata Lesser Twayblade
Neottia nidus-avis Birds-nest orchid
Neottia ovata Common Twayblade
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Ophrys apifera Bee Orchid
Ophrys fuciflora Late Spider Orchid
Ophrys insectifera Fly Orchid
Ophrys sphegodes Early Spider Orchid
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Orchis anthropophorum Man Orchid
Orchis laxiflora (now Anacamptis laxiflora) Loose-flowered Orchid
Orchis mascula Early Purple Orchid
Orchis militaris Military Orchid
Orchis morio (now Anacamptis morio) Green-winged Orchid
Orchis purpurea  Lady Orchid
Orchis simia Monkey Orchid
Orchis ustulata (now Neotinea ustulata) Burnt Orchid
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Platanthera bifolia Lesser Butterfly Orchid
Platanthera chlorantha Greater Butterfly Orchid
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Pseudorchis albida Small White Orchid
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Spiranthes aestivalis Summer Lady's Tresses
Spiranthes romanzoffiana Irish Lady's Tresses
Spiranthes spiralis Autumn Lady's Tresses