Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Epipactis phyllanthes G.E.Smith - Green-Flowered Helleborine - Orchidaceae
Epipactis phyllanthes
© Robert Thompson
Epipactis phyllanthes
© Robert Thompson
Epipactis phyllanthes
© Robert Thompson
Epipactis phyllanthes
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Pendulous-Flowered Helleborine (Epipactis phyllanthes) is similar in general appearance to the much commoner Broad-Leaved Helleborine, but is more slender and the flowers hang vertically. The flowers are always self-pollinated and may not open fully.

This species is very rare in Northern Ireland being reported from only three woodland sites.

All names: Epipactis phyllanthes G.E.Smith; Epipactis cambrensis C.E.Thomas; Epipactis vectensis (Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Brooke & F.Rose; Epipactis pendula C.Thomas non A.A.Eaton; Epipactis confusa D.P.Young; Epipactis viridiflora var. vectensis (T. & T.A.Stephenson) Wilmott