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Ophrys ariadnae H.F. Paulus, 1994

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Ophrys ariadnae H.F. Paulus, 1994
Group: O. reinholdii
Common names: Ophrys d’Ariane [Fr], Ariadne-Ragwurz [De], Οφρύς της Αριάδνης [Gr]

Diafani, KARPATHOS ● Greece

Description: Similar to Ophrys cretica, but with a more complicated pattern on the speculum, a smaller stigmatic cavity without constriction at its base, and lateral lobes that are more rounded and without a sharp edge. On Karpathos, it shows a more complicated speculum.

Biology: Flowering from late February to early April.

Habitat: Limestone soils, dry locations and phrygana.

Distribution: Crete and Karpathos, the Cyclades, Kythira and most probably southern Peloponnese. Small colony in Northern Attica.

References:
Antonopoulos Z., 2009. The bee Orchids of Greece. The genus Ophrys. Mediterraneao Editions. [link to the Editor]



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