In: Phyton 56, Fasc. 1 (2016): S. 77-89 DOI: 10.12905/0380.phyton56(1)2016-0077
Three Taxa of Epipactis (Orchidaceae-Epidendroideae) New for the Flora of Serbia
Vladan Djordjevic, Ksenija Jakovljevic and Vladimir Stevanovic, with 1 Figure
Key words: Epipactis distans, Epipactis leptochila subsp. neglecta, Epipactis pontica, Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Neottieae. – Distribution, phytogeography, Balkan Peninsula. – Flora of Serbia
Djordjevic´ V., Jakovljevic´ K. & Stevanovic´ V. 2016. Three taxa of Epipactis (Orchidaceae-Epidendroideae) new for the flora of Serbia. – Phyton, (Horn, Austria) 56(1): 77–89 , with 1 figure.
Epipactis distans Arv.-Touv., E. pontica Taubenheim and E. leptochila subsp. neglecta Kümpel have been identified as three new taxa for the flora of Serbia. E. pontica has been recorded in western Serbia (Ivanjica), E. distans in southwestern Serbia (Mt. Kamena Gora and Jabuka), whereas E. leptochila subsp. neglecta has been recorded both in western and in southwestern Serbia (Mt. Golija, Ivanjica, Mt. Pobijenik, Priboj and Nova Varoš). These are the single known occurrences of these taxa in the Central Balkans. Morphological features, currently known distribution and habitat preferences of these Epipactis taxa in Serbia are provided. Applying the 2012-IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria in Serbia, E. distans and E. pontica are estimated as Critically Endangered, whereas the current conservation status of E. leptochila subsp. neglecta is estimated as Endangered.