Ophrys fuciflora (F.W.Schmidt) Moench

First published in Suppl. Meth.: 311 (1802)
This name is a synonym of Ophrys holosericea subsp. holosericea

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • 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 holoserica subsp. holoserica.]
  • Greuter, W. (2008). On the correct name of the Late Spider Orchid, and its appropriate spelling: Ophrys holosericea. Journal Europäischer Orchideen 40: 657-662. [Cited as Ophrys holosericea.]
  • Lewis, L. & Kreutz, K. (2022). An the correct name of Late Spider Orchid Ophrys holosericea and its typification. Journal Europäischer Orchideen 54: 329-348. [Cited as Ophrys holosericea subsp. holosericea.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Blatt, H. (2022). A Bee or not a Bee, this is no longer the question oder warum Ophrys fuciflora der legitime Name der Hummel-Ragwurz ist. Berichte aus den arbeitskreisen heimische orchideen 39: 67-98. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]
  • Faurholdt, N. & Pedersen, H.Æ. (2009). Flueblomster fra Marokko til Mellemøsten: 1-122. Dansk Orchide Klub og forfatterne. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]
  • Güner, A., Kandemir, A., Menemen, Y., Yıldırım, H., Aslan, S., Çimen, A.Ö., Güner, I., Ekşi, G. & Şen, F. (eds.) (2022). Resimli Türkiye Florası (Illustrated Flora of Turkey) 3a: 1-868. ANG Vakfı Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi Yayınları. İstanbul. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]
  • Kühn, R., Pedersen, H.Æ. & Cribb, v (2019). Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean: 1-430. Kew Publishing, England. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]
  • Lambion, J., Delvosalle, L. & Duvigneaud, J. (2004). Nouvelle flore de la Belgique du G. D. de Luxembourg, du Nord de la France et des régions voisines, ed. 5: 1-1167. Edition du Patrimoine du Jardin botanique national de Belgique. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]
  • Pedersen, H.Æ. & Faurholdt, N. (2007). Ophrys. The Bee Orchids of Europe: 1-297. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Ophrys fuciflora.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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