Epipactis condensata Boiss. ex D.P.Young 1970 Photo by Paul & Jenne Davies

Inflorescence 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 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #9 1984 photo fide; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 Photo fide;