Limodorum abortivum var. viride Fateryga & Kreutz (Orchidaceae) in the Crimea
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Fateryga, V., & Fateryga , A. (2019). Limodorum abortivum var. viride Fateryga & Kreutz (Orchidaceae) in the Crimea. Acta Biologica Sibirica, 5(3), 49-54.


The variety Limodorum abortivum var. viride is known from five localities of the Crimean South Coast. Communities of Quercus pubescens represent all of them, while L. abortivum var. abortivum grows in various forest types. Limodorum abortivum var. viride differs from the nominotypical variety by shorter, thinner, and completely green floral stem and somewhat smaller flowers. At the same time, the difference in inflorescence density was not confirmed by Student’s t-test. This variety is similar in morphological parameters and the habitat to L. abortivum var. gracile described from Greece. However, L. abortivum var. gracile differs from Limodorum abortivum var. viride by nearly white flowers. It is supposed that the both varieties are similar due to origination in similar conditions.
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