~Ophrys bertoloniiformis O. & E. Danesch 1971 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of Th.Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name The Bertoloni-Like Ophyrs

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

Found only in Italy in short grasslands, garrigue, olive groves and roadbanks at elevations up to 850 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the middle of spring on a near lax, erect, terminal, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys bertolonii subsp. bertoloniiformis (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) H.Sund 1980; Ophrys bertolonii subsp. saratoi (E.G.Camus) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii var. bertoloniiformis (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Balayer 1986; Ophrys bertolonii var. ferrequinoides Balayer 1986; Ophrys disjecta Murr 1901; Ophrys gelmii Murr 1898; Ophrys pseudobertolonii subsp. bertoloniiformis (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) H.Baumann & Künkele 1986; Ophrys saratoi E.G.Camus 1893; Ophrys saratoi nothosubsp. gelmii (Murr) H.Baumann & Künkele 1986

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