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Ophrys ferrum-equinum Desf.

Brief Summary

    Ophrys ferrum-equinum: Brief Summary
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    Ophrys ferrum-equinum, the horseshoe bee-orchid, is a terrestrial species of orchid native to Albania, Greece, and Turkey, including Crete and other islands of the Aegean. It owes its species name to the characteristic shape of a silver horse-shoe on the brown petal.

Comprehensive Description

    Ophrys ferrum-equinum
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    Ophrys ferrum-equinum, the horseshoe bee-orchid, is a terrestrial species of orchid native to Albania, Greece, and Turkey, including Crete and other islands of the Aegean.[1] It owes its species name to the characteristic shape of a silver horse-shoe on the brown petal.

    Subspecies

    Two subspecies are currently recognized (May 2014):[1]

    • Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. ferrum-equinum - Albania, Greece, Turkey
    • Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. gottfriediana (Renz) E.Nelson - Greece

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