~Ophrys praecox (B. Corrias) J. & P. Devillers-Terschuren 1988 - See Ophrys sphegodes Miller 1768 Photo courtesy of P.-M. Blais and the Orchids of France and Europe


Common Name The Early Blooming Ophyrs

Found on the islands of Elba, Corsica, and Sardinia as a cold growing terrestrial orchids that blooms in the late winter and early spring.

Synonyms Ophrys panormitana subsp. praecox (Corrias) Paulus & Gack 1995; Ophrys panormitana var. praecox (Corrias) P.Delforge 2000; *Ophrys sphegodes subsp. praecox B. Corrias 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ophyrs The Bee Orchids of Europe Pederson & Faurholdt 2007