Cephalanthera kotschyana Renz & Taubenheim 1980

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by The Culture Sheet Website

Part sunCold LATERSpring

Common Name Kotschy's Cephalanthera [Austrian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Transcaucasus and Turkey in oak scrub and broad leaved forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 3 to 6, flat to slightly keeled, ovate-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, rather prominent, tall and broad, relatively dense, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cephalanthera damasonium subsp. kotschyana (Renz & Taubenheim) H.Sund. 1980; Cephalanthera pallens Hohen. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 #6 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle east Delforge 2005 Photo Fide