Ophrys mammosa

(Ophrys sphegodes subsp. mammosa)

Mammose ophrys; Busenragwurz;

Balkans, Crete, Rhodes, Cyprus, Crimea, Turkey and Israel.

A member of the Ophrys sphegodes group, and perhaps best regarded as an eastern subspecies of O. sphegodes. It is not very clearly distinct from O. sintenisii or O. transhyrcana and intermediates with these are frequent in Cyprus. Found in garigue and grassy places, often in shade.

Photographs: Cyprus, 2004.

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