Epipactis Zinn.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995) Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1)

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herb, occasionally saprophytic, with very short rhizomes, numerous fleshy roots and simple erect leafy stems. Leaves ovate or lanceolate, plicate. Inflorescence racemose; flowers usually dull reddish or greenish, pedicelled. Sepals and petals free. Lip with no spur, but with a nectar-containing cup. Column short, flat or concave in front, with a shallow cup at the apex. Pollinia 2, attached near the rostellum apex.

Worldwide: c. 25 species mostly in northern temperate regions but with 3 species in tropical Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: Epipactis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Epipactis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Epipactis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Epipactis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Epipactis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Epipactis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Epipactis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Epipactis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2430, retrieved 13 August 2020

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