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Epipactis cardina  BENITO & C.E.HERMOS.
 

Fam.:  Orchidaceae / Orchid Family

Genus:  Epipactis  ZINN
 

Authors:
   BENITO:  Javier Benito Ayuso (1968 - ), Spanish orchid specialist
   C.E.HERMOS.:  Carlos Enrique Hermosilla (1961 - ), Spanish orchid specialistfrom La Rioja
   ZINN:  Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727 - 1759), German physician and botanist
 

Etymology:
   Epipactis:   Greek plant name
   cardina:   dark purple
 

The Spanish Epipactis cardina has been described not until 1998 by AYUSO and HERMOSILLA. Up to now it is only known from few high or northern exposed woods in Eastern Spain. The stature of the orchid is more compact than that of Epipactis helleborine. At young plants the leaves are arranged in two opposite lines along the stem. Stem and leaves are strongly tinted red. The blossoms are similar to the blossoms of helleborine, but usually coloured red.

 

Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine, E  Prov. Teruel, Fortanete 23.7.2001
Fig. 1:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine
E Prov. Teruel, Fortanete 23.7.2001
Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine, E  Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Fig. 2:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine
E Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine, E  Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Fig. 3:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine
E Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine, E  Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Fig. 4:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine
E Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine, E  Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Fig. 5:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine
E Prov. Cuenca 10.7.2003
Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine (in bud), E  Prov. Teruel, Fortanete 1.7.1998
Fig. 6:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine (in bud)
E Prov. Teruel, Fortanete 1.7.1998
Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine (in bud), E  Prov. Teruel, Fortanete 1.7.1998
Fig. 7:  Epipactis cardina / Scarlet-Red Helleborine (in bud)
E Prov. Teruel, Fortanete 1.7.1998
   
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