Epipactis leptochila

Epipactis leptochila

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Neottieae
SubTribe: Limodorinae
Genus: Epipactis
Species: Epcts. leptochila
Binomial name
Epipactis leptochila
(Godfery) Godfery 1921

Epipactis leptochila is a cool growing terrestrial orchid from the genus Epipactis.


The plant blooms from late spring to summer with around thirty five flowers


Plant is found growing in shady moist forest in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Czechloslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece


Plant prefers areas with moderate light and cool temperatures. Grow plants in a well drain mix of soil, perlite, and sand. Keep the medium constantly moist but not soaking wet and do not let it dry out.


Common Names: The Fine Lipped Epipactis


  1. Epipactis cleistogama C. Thomas 1948
  2. Epipactis helleborine subsp. leptochila (Godfery) Soó 1969
  3. Epipactis helleborine var. rectilinguis Murb. 1891
  4. Epipactis leptochila subsp. dinarica S.Hertel & Riech 2003
  5. Epipactis leptochila subsp. neglecta Kümpel 1982
  6. Epipactis leptochila subsp. peitzii (H.Neumann & Wucherpf.) Kruetz 2004
  7. Epipactis leptochila subsp. sancta (P.Delforge) Kreutz 2004
  8. Epipactis leptochila var. neglecta (Kümpel) Gévaudan 1999
  9. Epipactis leptochila var. neglecta (Kümpel) Gévaudan 2002
  10. Epipactis leptochila var. peitzii (H.Neumann & Wucherpf.) P.Delforge 2004
  11. Epipactis muelleri var. cleistogama (C.A.Thomas) P.D.Sell 1996
  12. Epipactis muelleri var. leptochila (Godfery) P.D.Sell in P.D.Sell & G.Murrell 1996
  13. Epipactis muelleri var. peitzii (H.Neumann & Wucherpf.) P.Delforge 1997
  14. Epipactis neglecta (Kümpel) Kümpel 1996
  15. Epipactis peitzii H.Neumann & Wucherpf. 1996
  16. Epipactis peitzii var. sancta P.Delforge 2000
  17. Epipactis sancta (P.Delforge) P.Delforge 2002
  18. Epipactis viridiflava U. Löw 1969
  19. *Epipactis viridiflora var. leptochila Godfery
  20. Helleborine leptochila (Godfery) Druce 1925

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