Check List 14(1): 231-236, doi: 10.15560/14.1.231
First record of Epipactis veratrifolia Boiss. & Hohen. (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Neottieae, Limodorinae) from an arid wadi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
expand article infoSabitha Sakkir, Pritpal Soorae, Shakeel Ahmed, Shahid Khan, Anitha Saji, Shaikha Al Dhaheri
‡ Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Epipactis veratrifolia is recorded for the first time from Jebel Hafeet, a mountain in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This species had been previously recorded from the northern part of the UAE and other areas on the Arabian Peninsula. The occurrence of E. veratrifolia in Jebel Hafeet expands the eastern distribution limits of the species and underlines the importance of biodiversity in the region. The new record fills a gap in the distribution of this species on the Arabian Peninsula.
Species monitoring; new record; flora; orchid; Arabian Peninsula