Orchis spitzelii is pollinated by bumblebees. This orchid does not reward its pollinators with nectar.
- Fritz, A.-L. (1990). Deceit pollination of Orchis spitzelii (Orchidaceae) on the island of Gotland in the Baltic : a suboptimal system. Nordic Journal of Botany 9, 577–587.
Trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival - Global
- UNEP WCMC. 2003. Checkl. CITES Sp. 1–339. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge.