Epipactis persica (So) Hausskn. ex Nannf. 1946 Photo by Spyros Tsiftsis and the Orchids of Greece Blogspot

Part sun Cold to CoolLATESpring toSummer

Common Name The Iranian Epipactis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the western Himalayas in shady site in beech and conifer forests at elevations of 200 to 2700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, spindley, green, sometimes purplish based, hairless to slightly puberulous above stems carrying 2 to 5, often dark green, spreading, curved cauline leaves, 1 to 4, oval to lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, lax, 5 to 30 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this species as it is not well represented in any of my references

Synonyms Epipactis helleborine subsp. persica (So) H.Sund. 1980; Epipactis microphylla subsp. persica (So) Hautz. 1976; *Helleborine persica So 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 #5 1985; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007;