~Ophrys tarentina Gölz & Reinhard 1982 - See Ophrys x flavicans Vis. 1842 Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

Common Name The Tarente Ophrys [A region of Southern Italy]

Flower Size 1.2" [2.9 cm]

Another small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that is endemic to southern Italy in short grassslands, garrigue, scrub, olive groves and open woodlands at elevations up to 600 meters and blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

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