Epipactis kleinii M.B.Crespo & M.R.Lowe & Piera 2001

Plant and Flowers in situ Spain Photos by Andres Ivorra and Orquideas de Almeria Website

Fragrance part shade to ColdLATER Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Klein's Epipactis [Austrian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Spain and France in pine and oak forests at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with greyish green, often washed violet, elongate leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, 10 to 40 flwoered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers

Similar to E atrorubens but differs in this one having a spidlier appearance and flowers that are less fragrant

Synonyms Epipactis atrorubens subsp. parviflora A.Niesch. & C.Niesch. 1971; Epipactis parviflora (A.Niesch. & C.Niesch.) E.Klein 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 #5 1985 as E parviflora; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle east Delforge 2005 photo fide