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Ophrys herae Hirth & Spaeth, 1992

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Ophrys herae Hirth & Spaeth, 1992

Samos ● Greece

Endemic species

Etymology: after godess Herae.

Description: The main characteristic of this species is the light colour of the basal field of the lip (orange-olive green).

Biology: The pollinator is Andrena thoracica. Flowering time: February - early April.

Habitat: similar to Ophrys mammosa, usually at more acidic soils. From 0 to 800m.

Distribution: This species is originally described from Samos island. Originally described by Hirth & Spaeth in 1992 from the island of Samos, it was considered to have quite a broad distribution in Greece, from the Ionian islands in the West to the Aegean ones in the east, extending also south to:b Crete, and even farther east to Cyprus. But more recently Monika Hirth restricted its distribution to the sole island of Samos, and described O. janrenzii from Corfu. The name of O. x pseudomammosa auct. non Renz was also used for the Cretan plants.


References:
Antonopoulos Z., 2009.
The bee Orchids of Greece. The genus Ophrys. Mediterraneao Editions. [link to the Editor]
James Mast de Maeght in Ophrys.be
Delforge,P. 1992. Contribution à l'étude de trois espèces d'Ophrys récemment décrites: Ophrys cephalonica, Ophrys herae et Ophrys minoa (Orchidaceae). Natural. belges 73 (Orchid. 5): 71-105.
Hirth,M. 2002. Zur Systematik einiger Ophrys-Arten aus dem sphegodes-mammosa-Komplex von Kerkira (Korfu) und NW Griechenland. Jahresber. naturwiss. Vereins Wuppertal 55 : 163-188.




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