Epipactis heraclea P.Delforge & Kreutz 2003 Photo by Erotokritos Kalogeropoulos and The Orchids of Greece Website

Full sun to Cold Summer

Common Name The Heracles Epipactis [Heracles Son of Zeus]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Greece in full sun on dry to damp, calcareous substrates in rocky places, banks and woodland edges at elevations up to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 4 to 7, dark green to yellowish green, erect, arching, rather leathery cauline leaves then lanceolate, slightly undulate margined, finelty and regularly serrated median leaves and the 1 to 2, bract-like leaves above that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, near one sided, near lax, 3.2 to 7.6" [8 to 19 cm] long, 10 to 50 flwoered inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis tremolsii subsp. heraclea (P.Delforge & Kreutz) Kreutz 2004

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