~Ophrys archipelagi Gölz & Reinhard 1986 - See Ophrys x arachnitiformis Grenier & Philippe 1860 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name The Dalmatian Archipelago

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Yugoslavia and Italy in short, poor grasslands, garrigue, scrub and open woodlands at elevations up to 680 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on a lax, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence..

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