Ophrys reinholdii H. Fleischmann 1884 Photo courtesy of F.Verhart and the Orchids of France and Europe

Part sunCold Spring

Common Name Reinhold's Ophyrs [Greek Doctor 1800's]

Flower Size 1.3" [3.2 cm]

Found in Greece, the surrounding islands and Turkey in dry grasslands and open pine forests at elevations of 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring with a terminal, erect, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, laxly, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys naxensis Rech. 1929; Ophrys reinholdii f. albovirescens B.Willing & E.Willing 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007

Ophrys rheinoldii ssp straussii (Fleischm. & Bornm.) E. Nelson 1962

WarmtoCoolLATERSpring

Common Name Strauss' Ophrys

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Turkey to Kurdistan and Iran at elevations up to 2100 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial that blooms in the later spring on a 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys mimnolea O.Schwarz 1934; ; Ophrys reinholdii ssp leucotenia Renz & Taubenheim. 1980; Ophrys straussii Fleischm. & Bornm. 1923; Ophrys straussii var. leucotaenia (Renz & Taubenheim) R.Peter 1992

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

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