Monday, 26 February 2018

Atrorubens showing White/Cream Epichile and Boss Specimens


White/Cream Epichile and Boss Specimens 

It first came to my notice in 2016 that we seemed to be getting more and more of the white/cream epichile/boss specimens and even more were recorded during 2017.  I have not been able to understand why these beautiful variant specimens are coming through! but after saying that there is a lot more variant stuff coming through as well.  But just to try and give you some idea I will now include some of the photographs of some of the beautiful specimens which fall under this banner.

Specimen 33 (probable Schmalhauseneii) is a lovely early plant and regarded as a hybrid because of the regular characteristics especially with the leaves etc.  It lies up against a small schrub and is covered in from 3 sides. There are several other interesting plants in the close vacinity.



This is the very first specimen back in 2016 that I noticed which had the light epichile and bosses

Specimen 74 (also thought to be a schmalhauseneii)


This is Specimen 74 which again is thought to be a schmalhauseneii and was again recorded back in 2016 and shows the white epichile and bosses which again came through the same in 2017

Specimens 17d,17e,17f a trio of atrorubens

Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
 First discovered by Pauline and Ian in July 2017


Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Specimen 17d (PMG)


Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 2017 Hutton Roof
To show comparison of closed hyperchile back in 2017 and still retained today.


This is our very special specimen 17d (PMG) which was a trio in 2017, but in 2018 the plants were predated.  This year the plant has come up well but only has a single plant.

It has a colour of its very own but much darker this year, and what makes it even more special is that the epichile and bosses are cream colour to each individual flower.  Not only that some of the flowers are still the wrong way around as you can see in the following photos, but also together with two of the flowers the hyperchile has not opened, I have checked a past photo from 2017 (which I will put under this photo) and you see within this photo that even back then in 2017 one of the flowers had this closed hyperchile problem. 


Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Shows the full flowering spike
Specimen 17d (PMG)

Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Shows from the back of the plant with two flowers still upright.
Specimen 17d (PMG)

Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
This shows a closer photo of the hyperchile which has not opened (there are 2)
Specimen 17d (PMG)

Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Showing spiralling leaves etc
Specimen 17d (PMG)

Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Specimen 17d (PMG)


Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Specimen 17d (PMG)

Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
This shows two of the flowers with closed hyperchiles
Specimen 17d (PMG)



Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Specimen 17d (PMG)


Epipactis schmalhauseneii - Hybrid - Click over to enlarge
Photo: 15th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
Shows full plant
Specimen 17d (PMG)


Specimen 55L - bicolor (2019)

The beautiful small 55L which was only found in 2019 is tucked away and almost direct in West alignment to Specimen 55. It is a bicolor variant together with light epichile and boss features as can be seen from the following photograph.

Epipactis atrorubens var: bicolor - Specimen 55L (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: 17th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
This photo shows the light coloured epichile and boss features


Epipactis atrorubens var: bicolor - Specimen 55L (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: 17th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
This photo shows the full plant

Epipactis atrorubens var: bicolor  Specimen 55L (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: 17th July 2019 - Hutton Roof
This photo shows the plant in relation to a near hazel etc

Specimen 66 (atrorubens) - lemon petalled

This has always been one of my favourites and is a stunner especially with its light green stem

Specimen 73a atrorubens "lutescen"

a beautiful little plant

Here below is Specimen 73a  which lies to the bottom (or West side) of the study plot and is just before entering the close enclosed tree area.

Specimen 73a  Click over to enlarge

Specimen 73a 

A beautiful little plant found in 2017.  Growing to a height of approx 8" to 10" with the (lemon-petalled flavour) and marked especially with its cream epichile and bosses. I cannot leave the following plant out because I found this one within one metre of 73a but down in a shallow grike.  I have called this one Specimen 73b It does have more pink within the epichile

2018 update of 73a    After thorough searching on several occasions the plant never appeared in 2018

Specimen 73b - Click over to enlarge



 I found on 9th July 2014

photographed in 2017

This is Palans No.1 found in 2014

This is Palans No.1 in 2016

This is a Palans in the "55" area and was found by Richard M in 2015

This is Palans which lies North of the "55" area

This is Palans "Escarp 8" taken in 2017

This is Palans 9a taken in 2017

This is Palans 9s taken in 2017