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Hybrids are particularly frequent in orchids. This hybridization ability has been turned to profit to create commercial artificial varieties.

Some genera as Serapias, Ophrys and Dactylorhiza have a high ability to hybridize between species, to such an extent that in some areas, it is difficult to find pure parent specimens.

Hybrids between different genera are much less frequent, three of them are shown in this page, Coeloglossum X Dactylorhiza, Dactylorhiza X Gymnadenia and Dactylorhiza X Pseudorchis.

Usually, the two parents species of an hybrid are written in alphabetical order, here they are given in both senses in order to facilitate research from one parent.