Epipactis veratrifolia Boiss. & Hohen.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Caucasus to Somalia and S. Central China.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 25–150 cm tall; upper part of stem, bracts, ovaries and outside of sepals pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–10, ovate to lanceolate, arranged all along the stem, the largest 8–25 x 1–5 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence erect to slightly bent, loosely few–many-flowered; bracts up to 25 cm long, but sometimes equal in length to ovaries or even shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers large and fairly open for the genus, spreading or pendulous, green to yellowish green with purplish or reddish radial stripes and white tip to the lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 13–21 mm long; lateral petals distinctly shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Lip curved, divided by middle joint into two parts; basal half boat-shaped, nectariferous, 10–12 mm long; apical half triangular, 9–11 mm long.
Distribution
N1–3 also widespread in SW Asia from Yemen, Oman, Cyprus and Egypt (Sinai peninsula) to the Himalayas.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 400–1800 m.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Assam, China South-Central, Cyprus, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, West Himalaya, Yemen

Epipactis veratrifolia Boiss. & Hohen. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 2011 Kotschy, C.G.T. [401.632], Dagestan K000960008 isotype Yes
Pakistan 21112.000 No
Ash [437], Ethiopia 36379.000 No
Wood, J.R.I. [4.75.897], Yemen 39577.000 No
Collenette, I.S. [7451], Saudi Arabia 55145.000 No
Young, D.P. [7410], Cyprus 9510.000 No
Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000306720 Yes
Phillips, E.L. [s.n.], Somalia K000306721 Yes
Kotschy, C.G.T. [401], Russian Federation K000942656 Yes
Kotschy, C.G.T. [401], Russian Federation K000942658 Yes
Kotschy, C.G.T. [401], Russian Federation K000942657 lectotype Yes
Aucher-Eloy, P.M.R. [9359] K000942655 Yes
Handel-Mazzetti, H.R.E. [479], Yunnan Epipactis handelii K000942653 Yes

First published in P.E.Boissier, Diagn. Pl. Orient. 13: 11 (1854)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Demissew, S., Cribb, P. & Rasmussen, F. (2004). Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids: 1-300. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kühn, R., Pedersen, H.Æ. & Cribb, v (2019). Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean: 1-430. Kew Publishing, England.
  • Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India.
  • Raskoti, B.B. (2009). The Orchids of Nepal: 1-252. Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti and Rita Ale.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Vij, S.P., Verma, J. & Kumar, C.S. (2013). Orchids of Himachal Pradesh: 1-275. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Wu, Z. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2009). Flora of China 25: 1-570. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by B. Pettersson [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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