Epipactis leptochila, (Godfery) Godfery

D. M. Moore (ed.), 1980, CCIII Orchidaceae, Flora Europaea, Vol 5: Alismataceae to Orchidaceae, Camebridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 325-350: 327

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Epipactis leptochila


3. E. leptochila (Godfery) Godfery   ,

Jour. Bot. (London) 59: 146 (1921).

Leaves 5-10 x (T5-)2-5 cm, dull yellow- or dark green. Raceme 7-5-25 cm, up to 25-flowered. Flowers patent or obliquely pendent; perianth-segments pale green, the outer 7-15 mm, lanceolate, acuminate. Labellum 4-9 mm; hypochile usually with nectar; epichile cordate, acuminate, with flat apex, as long as or longer than wide, somewhat concave and yellow- greenish with white margin, rarely flat and green (var. cleisto- gama (C. Thomas) D. P. Young), with 2 smooth or slightly rugose, white or pinkish basal protuberances. Rostellum absent at anthesis; anther prominently stipitate. Ovary tuberculate, with sparse, blackish hairs. 2n = 36.

Woods and scrub, usually in dense shade; calcicole.

• N. W. & C. Europe; one station in N. Greece. Au Be Br Cz Da Ga Ge Gr He Ho Hu Ju.