Epipactis papillosa Franch. & Sav. 1878


Inflorescence and Plant

Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page


Common Name The Small Warty Epipiactis - In Japan - Hama-kaki-ran - The Coastal Persimmon Orchid - In China Xi Mao Huo Shao Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the far eastern Russia, Korea and Japan in forests as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem, carrrying several, plicate, elliptic, basally clasping, graduating smaller towards the apex leaves and blooming on a terminal, erect, stout, shortly pilose inflorescence with many leaf-like bracts, and floral bracts carrying many flowers occuring in June to August. This orchid can be found only in a Pinus thunbergii forest at the Pacific Sea in Japan.

Synonyms Amesia papillosa (Franch. & Sav.) A.Nelson & J.F.Macbr. 1913; Epipactis helleborine var. papillosa (Franch. & Sav.) T.Hashim. 1987; Epipactis helleborine var. sayekiana (Makino) T.Hashim. 1987; Epipactis latifolia var. papillosa (Franch. & Sav.) Maxim. ex Kom. 1901; Epipactis papillosa var. imkoeensis Y.N.Lee & K.S.Lee 2002; Epipactis papillosa var. sayekiana (Makino) T.Koyama & Asai 1958; Epipactis sayekiana Makino 1918; Helleborine papillosa (Franch. & Sav.) Druce 1908; Limodorum papillosum (Franch. & Sav.) Kuntze 1891; Serapias sayekiana (Makino) Makino 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;

Epipactis papillosa var. sayekiana (Makino) T.Koyama & Asai 1958Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page