Epipactis rechingeri Renz 1973

Plant and flowers in situ Iran Photos by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

part shade to Cold LATER Summer

Common Name Rechinger's Epipactis [Austrian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5cm]

Found in northern Iran in damp oak and beechwoods at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, elongated, purplish green, rather short hairy at tip stems carrying a few, spreading along the stem, dark green washed violet at lesat on the lower surface, near rounded to oval-oblong, acuminate, far shorter than the respective internode cauline leaves and grading to 1 to 2 bract-like leaves above that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, near dense, to 14" [35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis purpurata subsp. rechingeri (Renz) Kreutz 2006; Epipactis viridiflora subsp. rechingeri (Renz) 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