~Ophrys aveyronensis (J.J. Wood) Delforge 1986 - See Ophrys x arachnitiformis Grenier & Philippe 1860 Photo courtesy of T.H. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe


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This species is endemic to France in short poor grasslands, hay meadows, scrub and scattered oak woods at elevations of 400 to 800 meters and is a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on an erect, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys bombyliflora Spreng. 1826; *Ophrys sphegodes subsp. aveyronensis J.J. Wood. 1983

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