~Ophrys drumana P. Delforge 1988 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name The Drome Ophrys [An area of France]

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

A miniature to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid from France in short grasslands, banks, clearings in oak forests and in the hills and mountains of the sub Mediteranean zone at elevations of 250 to 1100 meters that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, near lax, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

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; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #5 2017 photo ok;