Epipactis nordeniorum Robatsch 1991 Photo © by Attila Molnar V. and The Carpathian Basin Website

part shade to Cold SummerEARLY Fall

Common Name Norden's Epipactis [Austrian Botanist and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Germany, Czechloslovakia, Austria, Hungary and Italy in damp old growth, oak/alder-riverine woodlands and oak/hornbeam woods at elevations up to 400 meters as a mini-miniature to rarely medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an isolated, flexuous, robust, near haielss and washed red at the base, green and densly hairy at the tip stem carrying 1 to 4, in 2 opposite rows, dark green to yellowish-green, strongly veined, spreading-arched, soft, orbicular to oval, undulate margined cauline leaves and uppermost 1 to 2 bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, relatively lax, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying short-lived flowers

Synonyms Epipactis albensis subsp. mecsekensis (A.Molnár & Robatsch) Kreutz 2005; Epipactis albensis subsp. moravica (Batoušek) Kreutz 2005; Epipactis mecsekensis A.Molnár & Robatsch 1996 publ. 1997; Epipactis moravica Batoušek 2004; Epipactis nordeniorum subsp. maricae Croce, Bongiorni, De Vivo & Fori 2011; Epipactis nordeniorum subsp. mecsekensis (A.Molnár & Robatsch) Kreutz 2004; Epipactis nordeniorum subsp. moravica (Batoušek) Kreutz 2004; Epipactis persica subsp. moravica (Batoušek) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005

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