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Ophrys reinholdii

Ophrys reinholdii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Found in uncultivated prairie with grasses and next to other species of the genus Ophrys (O. mammosa, ferrum-equinum)

Notes:

O. reinholdii was first described by Fleischmann from Attica, Greece in 1907 and was named in honour of an eminent 19th century Athens doctor.

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3 Comments

Tania17
Tania17 2 years ago

This record seems to be the first report of O. reinholdii in Mesogeia, Attica, Greece.

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thanks AshleyT for the nomination!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Αττική, Greece

Spotted on Mar 27, 2018
Submitted on Mar 28, 2018

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