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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Traunsteinera
Species: (2)
T. globosa – T. sphaerica
Name

Traunsteinera Rchb., Fl. Saxon.: 87 (1842)

Type species: Traunsteinera globosa (L.) Rchb., Fl. Saxon.: 87 (1842)

Synonymy

Heterotypic
Orchites Schur, Enum. Pl. Transsilv.: 942 (1866)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Europe
Middle Europe
Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland.
Southwestern Europe
France, Spain.
Southeastern Europe
Albania,? Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia.
Eastern Europe
Krym, Ukraine.
Asia-Temperate
Caucasus
North Caucasus, Transcaucasus.
Western Asia
Turkey.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2001. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 2: Orchidoideae (Part one); page 377 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850710-0
Reichenbach, H.G.L. 1842. Flora Saxonica 87.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Traunsteinera in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 11. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Traunsteinera in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Traunsteinera. Published online. Accessed: 11 January 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Traunsteinera in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 11.
Tropicos.org 2019. Traunsteinera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 11.

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Kugelorchis
English: Globe orchid
hornjoserbsce: Pihawka
polski: Storczyca

Traunsteinera, the round headed orchid, or globe orchid, is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. There are two known species, native to Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus.[1][2][3]

Traunsteinera globosa (L.) Rchb. - widespread from Spain east to Ukraine and Turkey, including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, etc.
Traunsteinera sphaerica (M.Bieb.) Schltr. - Turkey and the Caucasus

See also

List of Orchidaceae genera

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Altervista Flora Italiana, Orchide dei pascoli, Round Headed Orchid, Traunsteinera globosa (L.) Rchb., Fl. Saxon.: 87. 1842
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1). Genera Orchidacearum 2: 1-416. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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