~Ophrys promontorii O. & E. Danesch 1971 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name The Summit Ophrys [refers to the orchids being found on mount Gargano]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Italy in short grasslands, meadows, garrigue, scrub and open woodlands at elevations up to 1300 meters where it blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence and is a small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid.

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