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Epipactis thunbergii / Kakiran カキラン

Bloom time: June-August

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Species in the genus Epipactis:

Epipactis thunbergii / Kakiran


Epipactis thunbergii / Kakiran カキラン

Epipactis thunbergii is a perennial herb inhabiting wetlands 30-70cm in height, with rhizomes crawling sideways and emerging roots at nodes. Stems are light purple at basal parts with some sheath-like leaves. Leaves are alternate,7-12cm long, 2-4cm wide, oblong-ovate, with conspicuous vertical lines along veins, bases becoming short, sheath-like, and embracing the stems. Flowers set themselves about ten on the upper parts of the branches; sepals are 1.2-1.5cm long, long oval, with tips pointed, and tinge green-brown. Side petals, oval, tinge orange-yellow. Bloom tie: June-August.




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