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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ophrys L.
      1. Ophrys × arachnitiformis Gren. & M.Philippe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe.

    [O-EM]
    Distribution

    Subsp. sipontensis has an extremely narrow distribution, being restricted to the Siponte plateau on the southern slope of Monte Gargano in Puglia. [Ita].

    General Description

    Plant relatively slender, (15-)20-50(-60) cm tall with 2-8 flowers in a lax spike. Sepals purplish violet to white, 10-15 × 4-7 mm. Petals bright purplish violet to ruby, 7-12 × 3-7 mm, usually almost as wide as the sepals. Lip with dark brown to blackish brown ground colour, entire with rounded to truncate base, 10-15 × 10-17 mm, approximately as long as the dorsal sepal, the basal part (and less pronouncedly the distal part) shaggy along the margin; front edge emarginate around a short terminal point; bulges absent or weakly developed; mirror H-shaped (rarely a little more complicated) or consisting of two parallel longitudinal bands. Eye-like knobs of the column dark.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Austria, Corse, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Sardegna, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ophrys × arachnitiformis Gren. & M.Philippe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Maude, A.H., France 148.000
    Maude, A.H., France 20743.000
    Barneby, T., Italy 28690.000
    Barneby, T., Italy 28840.000
    Norman, T., Spain 38286.000
    Collins, P.B. [75/0008], Italy 41276.000
    Chesterman, D.D. [232], Italy Ophrys × tyrrhena 45918.000
    Chesterman, D. [172], Italy Ophrys × tyrrhena 43735.000
    Clements, M.A. [2702], Italy Ophrys × tyrrhena 47474.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Mém. Soc. Émul. Doubs, sér. 3, 4: 391 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Pedersen, H.Æ. & Faurholdt, N. (2007). Ophrys. The Bee Orchids of Europe: 1-297. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Galán Cela, P. & Gamarra, R. (2003). Check List of the Iberian and Balearic Orchids 2 Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 60: 309-329.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Ophrys exaltata subsp. arachnitiformis.]

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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