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Ophrys episcopalis Poiret, 1816

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Ophrys episcopalis Poiret, 1816
Group: O. holoserica

Cumalı, Datça peninsula, MUGLA ● Turkey

Description: Large impressive flowers (up to 2cm long). It can be distinguished by its large, outspread lip, small petals which are normally not conjoined at their base, and the small lateral protuberances.
The specimens of Datça peninsula seem to have a short macula.

Biology: It flowering on end of March - April. They are pollinated by Eucera rufa.

Habitat: Phrygana, maquis, terraces, alcaline soils.

Distribution: Eastern Mediterranean distribution, from Crete, where it occurs frequently, to Israel.

References:
Antonopoulos Z., 2009. The bee Orchids of Greece. The genus Ophrys. Mediterraneao Editions. [link to the Editor]