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Anacamptis pyramidalis
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Malta Wild Plants
Orchids of Malta
Anacamptis pyramidalis (L.) Rich.
Manicata area
16/03/12
ASPARAGALES
Orchidaceae
Anacamptis pyamidalis is a medium sized common orchid found in garigue areas amongst grass It may be accompanied by the endemic A. urvilleana which is similar but with white flowers. Flowering is around March to May. The leaves are thick but lanceolate in shape. Pollination is usually done by butterflies. This species is easy to identify in the field.