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.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Epipactis
Flora of Mozambique: Epipactis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Epipactis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Epipactis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Epipactis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Epipactis
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iNaturalist: Epipactis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Epipactis
JSTOR Plant Science: Epipactis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Epipactis
Plants of the World Online: Epipactis
Tropicos: Epipactis
Wikipedia: Epipactis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Epipactis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2430, retrieved 14 June 2024

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