~Ophrys morisii (Martelli) So 1950 - See Ophrys x arachnitiformis Grenier & Philippe 1860 Photo courtesy of Pascal Pernot and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name Morris' Ophyrs [Italian Botanist]

Found on the islands of Corfu, Corsica and Sardinia in short poor grasslands, garrigue, banks, scrub and open woodlands at elevations up to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the spring on a 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Ophrys aranifera var. morisii Martelli 1896; Ophrys exaltata subsp. morisii (Martelli) Del Prete 1984

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