~Ophrys provincialis (H. Baumann & Künkele) Paulus 1988 - See Ophrys sphegodes Miller 1768 Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name Provence Ophyrs[Region Of France]

This small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid is endemic to France in short, poor grasslands, garrigue, terraces , scrub and open woodlands at elevation sup to 800 meters and blooms in the spring on a lax, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Ophrys sphegodes subsp. provincialis H. Baumann & Künkele 1988; Ophrys sphegodes subsp. provincialis Nelson, nom. inval

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