Ophrys flavomarginata (Renz) H. Baumann & Kunkele, 1981
Common names: Yellow Rimmed Ophyrs [En], Ophrys à marge jaune [Fr]
Tochni (Τόχνη, Dohni, Taşkent), LARNACA (Λάρνακα, Larnaka) ● Cyprus
Description: Plant of 15-30 cm tall. The flowers are medium-size to large.
The dorsal sepal is strongly bent forwards.
The labellum is large, deeply three-lobed and brownish to reddish brown. It can be recurved or flared with the lower margin yellowish. The lateral lobes are short, very hairy and not “horned”. The macula consists of circles and curved lines, yellowish white with a violet center. The appendix is fairly wide and short, greenish-yellow and directed upwards.
Biology: Flowering from February to April.
Habitat: Garigue, maquis, phrygana, edge of pinewoods.
Distribution: Endemic to Cyprus and also Israël/Palestine (but extremely rarely).
Tamson S., 2014. Kuzey Kıbrıs’ın Orkideleri – Orchids of Northern Cyprus, Hardback. ISBN: 978-9963-731-14-5.
Orchids of Britain and Europe