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Orchid Species: Epipactis latifolia lusus rosea

Kew currently accepted name is Epipactis purpurata

Epipactis latifolia lusus rosea is an orchid species identified by Erdner in P.F.A.Ascherson & K.O.R.Graebner in 1907. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Epipactis purpurata.
Epipactis (Epcts.)
latifolia lusus rosea
Erdner in P.F.A.Ascherson & K.O.R.Graebner
ORIGIN: Found in Great Britain, Denmark, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Czechloslavakia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine at elevations up to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial found on limestone in shady, deciduous or coniferous forests with an erect, gray haired, violet tinged stem carrying 6 to 10, grayish-green, purple-tinged, spirally arranged, small, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, 6 to 12 [15 to 30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with nodding, slightly scented flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 4/5 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Epipactis Epcts purpurata 1828 Sm.
Add+ Epipactis Epcts halacsyi 1990 Robatsch
Add+ Epipactis Epcts pseudopurpurata 1996 Mered'a
Add+ Epipactis Epcts sessilifolia 1844 Peterm.
Add+ Epipactis Epcts varians 1905 (Crantz) H.Fleischm. & Rech.
Add+ Epipactis Epcts violacea 1857 (Dur.-Doq.) Boreau
Add+ Epipactis Epcts viridflora
Add+ Helleborine Helleborine sessilifolia 1905 (Peterm.) Druce
Add+ Helleborine Helleborine varians 1936 (Crantz) O.Schwarz
Add+ Helleborine Helleborine violacea 1907 (Dur.-Doq.) Druce
Add+ Helleborine Helleborine viridiflora 1913 (Hoffm.) Wheldon & Travis
Add+ Limodorum Limo violaceum 1891 (Dur.-Doq.) Kuntze
Add+ Serapias Srps latifolia 1804 </i><i> viridiflora</i> Hoffm.
Add+ Serapias Srps sessilifolia 1908 (Peterm.) A.A.Eaton
Add+ Helleborine Helleborine purpurata 1909 (Sm.) Druce
Add+ Epipactis Epcts merediorum 2009 Batoušek
Add+ Epipactis Epcts pollinensis 2000 B.Baumann & H.Baumann
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