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Ophrys icariensis Hirth & Spaeth, 1990

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Ophrys icariensis Hirth & Spaeth, 1990
Syn.: Ophrys argolica H. Fleischmann subsp. icariensis (Hirth & Spaeth 1990) Kreutz

Evdilos, IKARIA ● Greece

Description Among its particularities, there is the trapezoid, entire lip, the purple sepals and petals, the small projections of the ‘shoulders’ of the lip and the relatively long petals (in contrast with the holoserica group). The flowers are variable in shape, ‘fucifloroid’, sometimes ‘scolopaxoid’.

Biology: It flowers through March - April.

Habitat: It grows on calcareous, sunny soils, usually in grassy places between bushes.

Distribution: This rare Ophrys is endemic to Ikaria (east Aegean) and Naxos (Cyclades) islands.


Références:
Antonopoulos Z., 2009. The bee Orchids of Greece, the genus Ophrys, Mediterraneo Editions.
Greek Orchids
Ophrys.be
Hirth M. & Spaeth H. 1990. Beitrag zur Orchideenflora der Insel Ikaria. Ophrys icariensis - eine neue Ophrysart. Mitt. Bl. Arbeitskr. Heim. Orch. Baden-Württ. 22: 693-729.



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