Epipactis tremolsii Pau 1914 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name Tremols Epipactis [Spanish Botanist late 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in France, Spain, Portugal, Sardinia and Corsica in grasslands, scrub, pine and oak forests at elevations up to 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a thick, densely to sparsely pubescent stem carrying 6 to 11, cauline, olive-green, sometimes red suffused, cauline, erect, oval-rounded to lanceolate to orbicular, wavy margined leaves clustered at the base and then often spirally spaced along the stem up to the inflorescence that blooms on an erect, terminal, densely many flowered inflorescence arising in the spring.

Synonyms Epipactis atropurpurea Raf. var tremolsi ?; Epipactis helleborine subsp. tremolsii (Pau) Klein 1979; Epipactis tremolsii subsp. cardina (Benito & C.E.Hermos.) Kreutz 2005; Epipactis tremolsii var. duriensis (Bernardos, D.Tyteca 2004; Epipactis tremolsii subsp. duriensis (Bernardos, D.Tyteca, Revuelta & Amich) Kreutz 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 5 1985; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle east Delforge 2005