Epipactis muelleri Godfery 1921 Photo by © Oliver Debré and courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

Part shade ColdSpring

Common Name Mueller's Epipactis [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Italia and Sicily in short grasslands, moorlands, woodland edges, scrub and open woodland as a small to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with a few clustered yellowish green, hairless base, purplish, apically greyish, pubescent stems and carrying 5 to10, sometimes in 2 opposing rows, green to yellowish green, spreading erect, arching, channeled, undulate margin cauline leaves and the median leaves are oval-lanceolate, acuminate then grading into the upper 1 to 3, bract-like leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, 10 to 40 flowered inflorescence

SynonymsEpipactis helleborine subsp. muelleri (Godfery) O.Bolòs, Masalles & Vigo 1987 publ. 1988; Epipactis lapidocampi E.Klein & Laminger 2004; Epipactis muelleri subsp. cerritae M.P.Grasso 1994; Epipactis muelleri var. lapidocampi (E.Klein & Laminger) Kreutz 2007; Epipactis muelleri var. saltuaria Kreutz 2009; Epipactis tremolsii subsp. lapidocampi (E.Klein & Laminger) Kreutz 2005; Helleborine muelleri (Godfery) Bech. 1936;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 5 1985 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005

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