Epipactis rhodanensis Gevaudan & Robatsch Photo courtesy of A.Duchamp and the Orchids of France and Europe

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Common Name The Rhone Epipactis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria on river banks and in pine plantations on sandy substrate in partial shade at elevations of 100 to 1600 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with spindley, densely hairy towards the stem apex with cauline, oval lanceoalte, near erect, undulate margined leaves in 2 opposite rows that blooms on an erect, terminal, laxly many [50 to 70] flowered inflorescence arising in the late spring and early summer.

Synonyms Epipactis bugacensis subsp. rhodanensis (Gévaudan & Robatsch) Wucherpf. 2003; Epipactis campeadorii P.Delforge 1995; Epipactis hispanica Benito & C.E.Hermos. 1998; Epipactis hispanica var. viridis Benito & C.E.Hermos. 1998; Epipactis phyllanthes subsp. campeadorii (P.Delforge) Kreutz 2005; Epipactis rhodanensis Gévaudan & Robatsch 1994

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