Epipogium aphyllum

Epi aph 1       Epi aph 2

Epipogium aphyllum              
taxonomy described by Swartz, Olof (Peter)
  published in Summa Vegetabilium Scandinaviae  32    1814 
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Neottieae
  subtribe Epipogiinae
  genus Epipogium  (Borkhausen) Gmelin 1792
  chromosomes  68  (Tropicos / IPCN) 
native of origins only in one location, in a spruce wood in Scalve Valley to Schilpario - rare
    Epi aph 3 CFCE grid map
  altitude 1250 m  (4125 ft)
  exposure Epi aph 4
the plant          life form saprophyte
  roots   rhizome like coral
  nr. leaves no leaves
  height 5 - 20 cm (2" - 8")
  nr. flowers 1 - 5 (8)
  blooming july
  index of rarity     99,04
CITES appendix II


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