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Epipactis phyllanthes is endemic to west and northwest Europe, from northern Spain through France and Belgium to Denmark. In the south, the species occurs in Galicia and Cantabria and extends to northern England. The species may occur more widely but the taxonomic confusion surrounding the species has clouded an understanding of its true range. The species can be found up to 600 m altitude. (ArtDatabanken 2010, Bournérias and Prat 2005, Delforge 1995, Harrap and Harrap 2009, Lang 2004, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2010).