Ophrys kotschyi

Cyprus bee orchid; Kotschy's ophrys; Zypern Ragwurz; Kotschys Ragwurz

Cyprus: endemic

This handsome orchid is closely related to O. cretica. It has a very dark, almost black, labellum. Garigue, coarse grass, light woodland.

Top two photographs: Akrotiri, Cyprus, 2004.
© Paul Hackney.

Bottom two photographs: N Cyprus, 2003.
© Alan Hill.

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