Epipactis mairei Schltr. 1919 SECTION Megapactis Schlechter

Photo by 'David Llewelyn' and the Kool Plants.co.uk Website

Part sun Cold to CoolLATESpring toSummer

Common Name Maire's Epipactis [French Missionary and Botanist early 1900's] - In China Da Ye Huo Shao Lan

Flower Size .6 to 1"+ [1.6 to 2.6 cm]

Found in Nepal, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar and southern China in swamps and marshy locales on grassy shady banks at elevations of 900 to 4000 meters as a medium szied, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a straight to flexuous, terete, base glabrous, apex papillose-pubescent stem carrying 7 to 8, erect to spreading, broadly ovate to suborbicular, acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, laxly many flowered inflorescence with a 6" [15 cm] long rachis and somewhat reflexed, elliotic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Amesia mairei (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Amesia schensiana (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Amesia setschuanica (Ames & Schltr.) Hu 1925; Amesia wilsonii (Schltr.) Hu 1925; Arthrochilium mairei (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Arthrochilium schensianum (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Arthrochilium setschuanicum (Ames & Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Arthrochilium wilsonii (Schltr.) Szlach. 2003; Epipactis schensiana Schltr. 1922; Epipactis setschuanica Ames & Schltr. 1919; Epipactis wilsonii Schltr. 1924; Helleborine mairei (Schltr.) So 1929; Helleborine schensiana (Schltr.) So 1929; Helleborine setschuanica (Ames & Schltr.) So 1929; Helleborine wilsonii (Schltr.) So 1929

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