Epipactis leptochila

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Epipactis leptochila
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Epipactis
E. leptochila
Binomial name
Epipactis leptochila
(Godfery) Godfery

Epipactis viridiflora (Blume) Ames var. leptochila

Epipactis leptochila, the narrow-lipped helleborine,[1] is a species of orchid in the genus Epipactis. Found in chalk or limestone-based beech and hornbeam woodland in southern England, the orchids are also found with birch and alder trees in Scotland and the north of England. The narrow-lipped helleborine blooms from early June to mid-August. Epipactis leptochila is also found in parts of northern Europe (away from the coastline) but it is known for its presence in England.[clarification needed] Due to woodland clearing, the orchids are becoming less common.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.