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Lindisfarne helleborine

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Lindisfarne helleborine
Lindisfarne helleborine
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Fenwickfield's picture

thanks

I don't have that book I got it from the Collins Guide which also has Lindisfarne Helleborine as another common name for it.I do not dispute your ID but it must mean the collins guide is wrong.

Fenwickfield

martinjohnbishop's picture

It depends what you believe

From the Kew Checklist http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/namedetail.do?name_id=70286

Epipactis muelleri var. dunensis (T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) P.D.Sell in P.D.Sell & G.Murrell, Fl. Great Britain & Ireland 5: 364 (1996).
This name is a synonym.
Accepted Name: Epipactis dunensis (T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Godfery, J. Bot. 64: 68 (1926).

Epipactis sancta (P.Delforge) P.Delforge, Naturalistes Belges 83: 26 (2002).
This name is a synonym.
Accepted Name: Epipactis dunensis (T.Stephenson & T.A.Stephenson) Godfery, J. Bot. 64: 68 (1926).

These taxa are self-pollinating.
Epipactis muelleri is widely distributed in Europe. Sell & Murrell took the view that E. dunenis is the representative of that species in Britain. The compiler of the Kew list, R.Govaerts, took the view that E. sancta is merely a variant of E. dunensis. So the Collins Guide is right if you follow Kew.