Ophrys cilicica Schltr. 1923

Another Flower Photos by Saxifraga-Hans Dekker and The Free Nature Images Website

Part sunCool Cold Spring

Common Name The Cilicica Ophrys [refers to the area of Turkey Lebanon and Syria]

Flower Size .75 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Iran in short grasslands, Scrub, and open woodlands at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a slender, spindly stem that blooms in the spring on a laxly 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys kurdica D.Rckbr. & U.Rckbr. 1975; Ophrys kurdistanica Renz 1978; Ophrys kurdica subsp. kurdistanica (Renz) So 1979 publ. 1980

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005 photo fide;