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Ophrys-tenthreadinifera-2022-02-25

Posted on Feb 25, 2022

Three flowers and four buds on one upright 11.9cm inflorescence; sepals light lavender, midrib green, veined green; petals light lavender; lip recurved, pubescent, light green brown side bulges basall...

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Ophrys-reinholdii-2020-03-22***Confirmed as Ophrys reinholdii (Jun 2020); based in part on the floral bracts being longer than the ovaries as detailed in Williams 1978 Orchids of Britain & Europe; photo also a good match to photo in the Williams text; this species is widespread and very variable in color and form.***

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

Four flowers and one bud on a 25.3-cm inflorescence; sepals rose pink, darker centrally, veined green; petals olive green; lip pubescent, trilobed, side lobes brown, mid-lobe black, brown band distall...

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