Epipactis fibri Scappat. & Robatsch 1995 Photo by © Oliver Debré and courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Full shade ColdMID TO LATESummer

Common Name The Beaver Epipactis [refers to the I'lle du Castor one of it's habitats]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in the Rhone Valley south of Lyon France at elevations of 90 to 160 meters in poplar woodlands prone to flooding as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2 spindly, basally hairless, yellowish green, tip dark green, pubescent stems carrying 3 to 5 cauline, rather pale green, sometimes in 2 opposing rows, gently spreading, curved, slighly undulate margin leaves becoming in the middle, lanceolat3e, acuminate leaves and grading towards the apex into bract-like leaves that blooms in the mid to late summer on an erect, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epipactis albensis subsp. fibri (Scappat. & Robatsch) Kreutz 2005; Epipactis albensis var. fibri (Scappat. & Robatsch) P.Delforge 1997

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