Epipactis longibracteata is an orchid species identified by (Schweinf.) S.Y.Hu in 1889. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cephalanthera longibracteata.
ORIGIN: A miniature to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial from Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy in xeric pinewoods in alpine valleys at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters.
DESCRIPTION: A miniature to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial from Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy in xeric pinewoods in alpine valleys at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters with thick, pale green, pubescent towards the apex stems carrying cauline, slightly leathery, alternate, lanceolate median leaves and narrow, near erect, slightly arched and conduplicate, undulate and serrulate margined leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, laxly many flowered inflorescence arising in the late spring and summer.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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