Ophrys bertolonii [Tod.]Moretti 1823 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold LATER Spring

Common Name Bertoloni's Ophyrs [Italian Botanist 1700 to 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with 5 to 7 ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, loosely 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence and is found in Italy and Sicily in garrigue, clearings and grassy places in the hills at elevations up to 1450 meters.

Synonyms *Arachnites bertolonii Tod. 1842; Arachnites insengae (Nyman) Tod. 1858; Ophrys bertolonii f. triloba (Renz) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. flavicans (Vis.) K.Richt 1890; Ophrys bertolonii var. dalmatica Murr 1901; Ophrys bertolonii var. triloba Renz 1930; Ophrys dalmatica (Murr) So 1926; Ophrys flavicans Vis. 1842; Ophrys grassensis Jauvy ex Steud. 1821; Ophrys inzengae Nyman 1865; Ophrys marzensis Soca 1997; Ophrys romolinii Soca 2001; Ophrys speculum Bertol. 1819

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing okish; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 9 1969 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007