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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.