Epipactis olympica Robatsch 1990

Plant and flowers in situ Greece Photos by HP & EG and The Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen Bayern e.V. Website

part shade to Cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Mount Olympus Epipactis [A Mountain in Greece]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Greece in old gropwth montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a medium szied, cold growing terrestrial with one to rarely 2 isolated, pubescent at tip stems carryinmg 6 to 10, green, spreading, oval-lanceolate cauline leaves and 3 to 4, upper, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 30 to 45 flowered inflorescence


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