Ophrys gortynia (H. Baumann & Künkele) H.F. Paulus, 1988
Group : O. sphegodes
Nychia, MILOS ● Greece
Description: Elongated and cuneate lip base, two small swellings at the side of the lip and a relatively simple speculum pattern with grey-blue coloration. Generally, the lip is surrounded by a yellow border.
Biology: Late flowering, in April-May.
Habitat: Alkaline soils, sunlit to semi-shaded, phrygana, maquis, forest edges.
Distribution: Endemic to Crete and Cyclades.
Antonopoulos Z., 2009. The bee Orchids of Greece. The genus Ophrys. Mediterraneao Editions. [link to the Editor]