~Ophrys bilunulata Risso 1844 - See Ophrys fusca Link 1799 Photo courtesy of Pascal Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name The 2 Moon-Shaped Ophrys [refers tothe speculum]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Portugal, Spain, Balaeric Islands, France and Italy in short grasslands, abandoned cultivation, scrub, olive groves and pinewoods at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a dense, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007