Epipactis helleborine subsp. helleborine — Overview

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Biology

This species was first identified during the 1970s, but it was not described until 1982 (5); it is believed that it evolved following hybridisation between E. helleborine and possibly E. leptochila var. dunensis (1). In South Wales a colony of plants that are identical in appearance to Young's helleborine has been discovered, but it is thought that they may have evolved from hybridisation between E. helleborine 'neerlandica' and a type of E. phyllanthes (1).

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