~Ophrys forestieri Lojac. 1909 - See Ophrys fusca Link 1799 Photo courtesy of Francois Rion


Common Name Forestier's Ophyrs [French Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern France in abandoned cultivation and Garrigue at elevations up to 400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a spindly look that blooms in the early spring on a dense, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ophrys fusca var. forestieri Rchb. f 1851

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