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Ophrys elegans (Renz) H. Baumann & Kunkele, 1929

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Ophrys elegans (Renz) H. Baumann & Kunkele, 1929
Common names: Elegant Ophrys [En], Ophrys élégante [Fr], Zierliche Ragwurz [De], Zarif Ofris [Tu]

Endemic species

Pegeia (Πέγεια), PAPHOS (Πάφος, Baf) ● Cyprus

Description: Slender plant, few flowered (1-4 flowers). The sepals are light pink, oval lanceolate, strongly swept back. The petals are darker than the sepals and also swept back.
The labellum is trilobate, hairy, dark, with a shiny grey to greyish blue speculum.

Biology: Flowering from February to early April. The pollinator is Anthophora erschowi.

Habitat: garrigue, shrubland, light pine forest, in full sun or semi-shade.

Distribution: Endemic species of Cyprus.

References:
Delforge P., 2005. Guide des Orchidées d’Europe, d’Afrique du Nord et du Proche-Orient, Les guides du naturalistes, Delachaux et Niestlé.



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