It looks like a wayward duck of Donald's family but in fact it is one of the most beautiful and impressive members of the genus Ophrys and, having such a distinctive flower, is hardly being mistaken for any other Ophrys. It is a species of great diversity as seen in the photos where, in a single group or even in the same plant, the flowers are different from each other, usually in the design of the main lip. See (pcs.3&4) the very interesting way the macula is formed: dark purple-brown patterns broadly bordered with white.
Found in uncultivated prairie with grasses and next to other species of the genus Ophrys (O. mammosa, ferrum-equinum)
O. reinholdii was first described by Fleischmann from Attica, Greece in 1907 and was named in honour of an eminent 19th century Athens doctor.
Lat: 37.96, Long: 23.92
Spotted on Mar 27, 2018
Submitted on Mar 28, 2018
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