Epipactis pontica Taubenheim 1975

Plant and flowers in situ Austria Photos by A. Mrkvicka and The Naturhistorische Museum Wien Website

part shade to Cold LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Black Sea Epipactis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Czechloslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, the Transcaucaus and Turkey in old growth deciduous forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with spindly, densely hairy stems carrying 3 to 7, dark green, more or less spirally arranged, spreading-erect cauline leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, lax, often near one sided, 7 to 14 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis helleborine subsp. pontica (Taubenheim) H.Sund. 1980; Epipactis persica subsp. pontica (Taubenheim) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 #5 1985; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle east Delforge 2005 photo fide