Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Italy & France Photo courtesy of T. H. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Ophyrs balearica The Balearic Islands Photo courtesy of Pascal Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe

O benacensis Switzerland & Italy Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

O bertoloniiformis Italy Photo courtesy of Th.Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

O catalaunica France Spain Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

O drumana France Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

O explanta Sicily Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

O magniflora France Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

O promontorii Italy Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

O tarentina Italy Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sun Cold Spring

Common Name The Yellowy Ophyrs

Flower Size 3/4" [2.3 cm]

A very varied natural hybrid between O bertolini and O sphegodes, that has been narrowly defined as many previous species but I have included them all together here according to Pedersen & Faurholdt. The first photo is O aurelia, all other are as the link says. Found on the Dalmatian coast of Yugoslavia in short grasslands and garrigue at elevations up to 200 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, lax, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Ophrys aurelia Delforge, J. & P. Devillers-Terschuren 1989; Ophrys balearica Delforge 1990; Ophrys benacensis (Reisigl) O. & E. Danesch & Ehrendorfer 1975; Ophrys bertolonii [Tod.]Moretti 1823; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. balearica (P.Delforge) L.Sáez & Rosselló 1997; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. benacensis (Reisigl) Delforge 1982; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. bertoloniiformis (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) H.Sund 1980; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. catalaunica (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. explanata (Lojac.) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. magniflora (Geniez & Melki) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. saratoi (E.G.Camus) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii var. bertoloniiformis (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Balayer 1986; Ophrys bertolonii var. catalaunica (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) D.Tyteca & B.Tyteca 1984; Ophrys bertolonii var. explanata Lojacono 1908; Ophrys bertolonii var. ferrequinoides Balayer 1986; Ophrys bertoloniiformis O. & E. Danesch 1971; Ophrys bertoloniiformis subsp. benacensis Reisigl 1972; Ophrys bertoloniiformis subsp. catalaunica H. Baumann & Künkele ?; Ophrys catalaunica O. & E. Danesch 1972; Ophrys disjecta Murr 1901; Ophrys drumana P. Delforge 1988; Ophrys explanata (Lojacono) P. Delforge 1990; Ophrys gelmii Murr 1898; Ophrys magniflora Melki & Geniez 1991; Ophrys promontorii O. & E. Danesch 1971; Ophrys pseudobertolonii Murr 1898; Ophrys pseudobertolonii subsp. bertoloniiformis (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) H.Baumann & Künkele 1986; Ophrys pseudobertolonii subsp. catalaunica (Danesh) H. Baumann & Künkele 1986; Ophrys saratoi E.G.Camus 1893; Ophrys saratoi subsp. benacensis (Reisigl) Del Prete 1984; Ophrys saratoi nothosubsp. gelmii (Murr) H.Baumann & Künkele 1986; Ophrys tarentina Gölz & Reinhard 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo as O catalaunica; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985 photo as O bertoloniiformis; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007

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