~Ophrys catalaunica O. & E. Danesch 1972 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name The Catalan Ophyrs [an area of northeatern Spain]

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

Found in France and Spain in short grasslands, garrigue, woodlands and pinewoods at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on an erect, near lax, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys bertolonii subsp. catalaunica (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Soca 2001; Ophrys bertolonii var. catalaunica (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) D.Tyteca & B.Tyteca 1984; Ophrys bertoloniiformis subsp. catalaunica H. Baumann & Künkele ?; Ophrys pseudobertolonii subsp. catalaunica (Danesh) 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