Epipactis exilis P.Delforge 2004 Photo courtesy of V. & V. Lecomte and the Orchids of France and Europe

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Common Name The Slim Epipactis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

A miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial found in Austria, Hungary, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Greece on bare ground in beech and holm oak forests at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters with thin stems carrying dark green cauline leaves that are spirally arranged and 2 to 4, oval- acuminate leaves placed high on the stem and has bracts that are longer than the flowers that blooms late spring through summer on an erect, terminal, laxly several [3 to 9] flowered inflorescence bell shaped hanging flowers.

Synonyms Epipactis baumanniorum Ströhle 2004; Epipactis baumanniorum Soldano & F.Conti 2005; Epipactis gracilis B. & H. Baumann 1988 nom illegal; Epipactis persica subsp. exilis (P.Delforge) Kreutz 2004; Epipactis persica subsp. gracilis (B. & H. Baumann) ROSSI

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle east Delforge 2005 as E exilis