Ssp lesbis: Beyaz salep; Ssp lucis: Rodos salebi
Plants 10-30 cm. Leaves 4-6, crowded near base. Flowers 3-8. Sepals rose-violet, sometimes mixed with some green, margins ± rolled backwards. Petals ligulate to triangular-ovate, 1/2-1/3 x sepals, ± dark rose-violet, ± pubescent. Labellum usually entire, sometimes slightly 3-lobed, flattish or ± convex, 10-14 mm, ± orbicular or ovate, without humps, apiculate in front or with small appendix, velvety brownish-red to vinaceous, margins paler villous towards column; speculum reduced to two isolated spots, sometimes joined and then resembling a horseshoe or pair of spectacles, dingy bluish-violet, usually with whitish margin. Column with shortly apiculate connective. Fl. 4. Grassy calcareous slopes, phrygana, macchie, coniferous forest, s.l.-970m.
Greece , Aegean. E. Medit. element.