Epipactis condensata Boiss. ex D.P.Young 1970 Photo by Gunther Blaich and his The Summer Orchids in Cyprus Website

Full shade Warm Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Condensed Epipactis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the eastern Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, the Transcaucus and Lebanon in open woodlands in full sun to mid shade at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a erect stem carrying 4 to 10 greyish green to yellowish green sometimes washed with violet on the upper side cauline leaves, the median, oval-lanceolate, spirally arranged, ereect, keeled, arched, relatively stiff, slightly undulate margins, the uppermost grading to bract-like leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, dense, many flowerede inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis helleborine subsp. condensata (Boiss. ex D.P.Young) H.Sund. 1980; Epipactis microphylla var. congesta Boiss. 1884; Helleborine latifolia var. congesta (Boiss.) So 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 Photo fide;