Ophrys kotschyi H. Fleischmann & So 1926 Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold Spring

Common Name Kotschy's Ophyrs [Austrian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.3" [3.4 cm]

This miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid is found in southeastern Greece, Crete and Cyprus at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters in grasslands and pesticide free old olive groves as well as roadsides and blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 4 to 16" [10 to 40 cm] long, laxly to densely, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys cypria Renz 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007

Ophrys kotschyi subsp. cretica (Vierh.) H.Sund. 1975 Photo courtesy of M. Verhart and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold Spring

Common Name The Cretian Ophrys

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Greece Crete and the Aegean Islands as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing orchid in short grasslands, abandoned cultivation, garrigue and scrub at elevations up to 1200 meters that blooms in the spring on a terminal, densely, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys ariadnae Paulus 1994; Ophrys cretica (Vierhapper) Nelson 1962; Ophrys cretica subsp. ariadnae (Paulus) H.Kretzschmar 2002; Ophrys cretica subsp. beloniae G.Kretzschmar & H.Kretzschmar 1996; Ophrys cretica subsp. bicornuta H.Kretzschmar & Ralf Jahn 2001 publ. 2002; Ophrys doerfleri H. Fleischm. 1925; Ophrys kotschyi subsp. ariadnae (Paulus) Faurh 2002; Ophrys spruneri f. cretica Vierh. 1916; *Ophrys spruneri var. cretica Vierhapper ex So

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #4 13-16 tafel 5 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as O cretica photo ok; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as O cretica photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo as O cretica; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 as O cretica; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007

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