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This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe.
Ophrys × arachnitiformis

[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.

Native to:

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

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. [172], Italy Ophrys × tyrrhena 43735.000
Chesterman, D.D. [232], Italy Ophrys × tyrrhena 45918.000
Clements, M.A. [2702], Italy Ophrys × tyrrhena 47474.000

First published in Mém. Soc. Émul. Doubs, sér. 3, 4: 399 (1860)

Accepted by

  • Galán Cela, P. & Gamarra, R. (2003). Check List of the Iberian and Balearic Orchids 2 Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 60: 309-329.
  • Kühn, R., Pedersen, H.Æ. & Cribb, v (2019). Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean: 1-430. Kew Publishing, England.
  • Pedersen, H.Æ. & Faurholdt, N. (2007). Ophrys. The Bee Orchids of Europe: 1-297. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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.]

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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