Ophrys sphegodes, subsp sphegodes

Oph sph 1       Oph sph 2

Ophrys sphegodes, subsp sphegodes                  
taxonomy        described by Miller, Philip
  published in The Gardners Dictionary . eighth edition  no. 8    1768
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Orchidoideae
  tribe Orchideae
  subtribe Orchidinae
  genus Ophrys  Linnaeus 1753
  chromosomes  36  (GIROS) 
native of      origins grassland and edges of thermophilic woods, on the hills of Scanzorosciate, Costa Mezzate and Credaro,
in the lower Seriana Valley and Valcavallina to Alzano, Zandobbio, Vigano San Martino, on the shores of
Sebino Lake to Sarnico, Predore, Parzanica, Vigolo, Solto Collina and Costa Volpino -
rarer in Brembana Valley to Zogno and Brembilla, in Valcavallina to Endine Gaiano, Val Borlezza to Sovere
and Castione Presolana - in plain to Ponte S. Pietro
    Oph sph 3
  altitude 200 - 1200 m  (660 - 3960 ft)
  exposure  Oph sph 4 
the plant life form geophyte
  roots    two tuberoids ovaloid or ronded
  nr. leaves 2 - 5
  height 20 - 50 cm  (8" - 20")
  nr. flowers 15 - 25
  blooming february to june 
  index of rarity     82,85
CITES appendix II


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