Epipactis turcica Kreutz 1997

Plant and flowers in situ Turkey Photos by JJM and The Pharmanatura Website

part shade to part sunCold LATERSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Turkey Epipactis

Flower Size .8" [to 2 cm]

Found in the eastern Aegean Islands and Turkey in short grasslands, scrub, pine forests and open oak woodlands at elevations of 300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with thick, flexuous, pale green washed red at base and rather densely hairy towards the tip, erect stems carrying 7 or so, pale to dark green, more or less spirally arranged, clustered towards the base and then up to midway of the stem cauline leaves the lower ones broadly ovate-lanceolate, the median narrower and the upper grading to bracts that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, near one sided, elongated, nearlax, to 40 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epipactis tremolsii subsp. turcica (Kreutz) Kreutz 2004

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