Epipactis troodi H.Lindb. 1942

Plant and flowers in situ Cyprus Photos by Michael Pettemerides and The Trek Nature Website

part shadeCold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Mount Troodos Epipactis [A mountain in Cyprus]

Flower Size 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found in Crete, Cyprus and Turkey in pine woodlands at elevations of 800 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a thick, green washed violet, pappilose in central third, tip pubescent stem carrying 1 to 4, ovate-lanceolate, spreading-erect, spirally arranged, rather leathery, keeled, sometrimes washed violet on either side, irregularily purple serrated margins leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erecty, near one sided, dense to laxly to 30 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis cretica Kalop. & Robatsch 1980; Epipactis helleborine subsp. troodi (H.Lindb.) H.Sund. 1980

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