Ophrys bertoloniiformis

(O. bertolonii subsp. bertoloniiformis)

Western Mediterranean region of Europe but exact limits of distribution are unclear.

Closely related to Ophrys bertolonii and perhaps a hybrid of that species with O. sphegodes subsp. atrata, or a local variant. The lip is not so strongly curved forwards as in O. bertolonii.

Photographs: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Alan Hill.

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