Orchis ligustica Ruppert 1933 Photo by H. Kretzschmar and The Swiss Orchid Foundation art the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The ? Italian Bee Orchis

Flower Size

Found in Italy as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial that is a natural hybrid between O. mascula O. patens that blooms in the later spring

Synonyms Androrchis ligustica (Ruppert) W.Foelsche & Jakely 2009; Orchis clandestina Hautz. 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 # 1 1986 as O clandestina; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Orchis clandestina