Ophrys argolica

Ophrys argolica.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys argolica
Alliance:
Binomial name
Ophrys argolica
Fleischm. ex Vierh. 1919


Ophrys argolica is a plant of the family Orchidaceae, a native of Greece.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plant is found in the open pine forest and grasslands of Greece 0 to 1300 meters in elevation.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in spring with 3.2cm flowers. Flowers are pollinated by bees.

Culture[edit | edit source]

Plants prefer well-drained low-fertility soils and areas with medium amounts of light. Orphrys argolica is cool to cold growing. Plants are very sensitive to the addition of fertilizers or fungicides and transplanting because it kills symbiotic fungus. The plant is usually propagated through seed culture. This species is cool to cold growing. Divide plant when flower fades.

Varieties[edit | edit source]

Image Name Description
Ophrys argolica elegans.jpg Ophrys argolica ssp. elegans Lip is magenta with white streaks patterns, sepals and petals are pink
Ophrys argolica lesbis.jpg Ophrys argolica ssp. lesbis Lip is brown with pink patch, sepals and petals are pink
Ophrys argolica lucis.jpg Ophrys argolica ssp. lucis
(Kalteisen & H.R.Reinhard) H.A.Pedersen & Faurh. 2002
Lip is brown with a yellow edge, sepals is white with a green streak and petals are pink
Ophrys argolica3.jpg Ophrys argolica variant Lip is magenta with a fringed brown edge, sepals and petals are pink
Ophrys argolica2.jpg Ophrys argolica variant Lip is magenta with a fringed white edge and two spots with patterns, sepals and petals are pink
Ophrys argolica 1.jpg Ophrys argolica variant Lip is brown with a yellow edge and a blue spots with, sepals and petals are pink

Naming[edit | edit source]

Ophrys argolica in habitat

Common Name:The Argolic Ophyrs

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Ophrys aegaea Kalteisen & H.R. Reinhard 1987
  2. Ophrys argolica subsp. aegaea (Kalteisen & H.R.Reinhard) H.A.Pedersen & Faurh 2002
  3. Ophrys argolica subsp. elegans (Renz) E.Nelson 1962
  4. Ophrys argolica subsp. lesbis (Gölz & H.R.Reinhard) H.A.Pedersen & Faurh 2002
  5. Ophrys elegans (Renz) H.Baumann & Künkele 1981
  6. Ophrys ferrum-equinum ssp. argolica (H. Fleischmann) Sóó
  7. Ophrys gottfriediana subsp. elegans Renz 1928
  8. Ophrys lesbis Gölz & H.R.Reinhard 1989
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