This speciest is first
mentioned in by Brignoli in 1813, and Paolucci records a pre-1890 find
by Scagnetti. Nothing is known about these finds. I came across a few
specimens in open oakwood near Fossombrone in the vicinity of a
fine population of Serapias vomeracea. Luciano Poggiani confirmed the presence of this species at the
Fossombrone site in 1998, but no plants could be found when the site was
carefully searched in 2012. The area has been much disturbed by wild
boars and very few orchids have survived. Apart from a limited number of
plants of A. pyramidalis, only 6 individuals of S. vomeracea
could be found.
In 2014 Franco Benigni and Gianni
Barigelli found the species in Bagnone (MC) and Scalelle (AP).
-BRIGNOLI, G. (1813), "Elenco delle piante spontanee" in Alcuni Cenni
Sulle Produzioni Naturali del Dipartimento del Metauro, Urbino
-CRESCENTINI, R. & J.M.I.
KLAVER, Orchidee Spontanee della Provincia Pesaro e Urbino, con
osservazioni sulle specie delle Marche, Pesaro, 1997 (p.234).
-KLAVER, J.M.I., "Distribution
of the Orchidaceae of the Province Pesaro-Urbino (Central-East Italy)",
AHO Baden-Württemberg 23 (4), 1991, pp.557-747 (p.617-618)
-PAOLUCCI, L. (1890-1),
Flora Marchigiana, Pesaro (p.113).
-POGGIANI, L., "Serapias