~Ophrys explanata (Lojacono) P. Delforge 1990 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name The Distinct Ophrys

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

A miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial that is endemic to Sicily in short grasslands and garrigue at elevations up to 800 meters and blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys bertolonii subsp. explanata (Lojac.) Soca 2001; *Ophrys bertolonii var. explanata Lojacono 1908

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