Ophrys cilicica

Ophrys cilicica 1

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys cilicica
Binomial name
Ophrys cilicica
Schltr. 1923

Ophrys cilicica is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Ophrys


Plant is found growing in grassy areas of Southeastern Turkey to N. Syria and Iran


Plant blooms in the summer with several flowers


Plants prefer well-drained low-fertility soils and areas with partial shade. 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 intermediate growing. Divide plant when flower fades.


Ophrys cilicica Ophrys cilicica variant Lip is dark brown with white streaks, sepals and petals are pink


Common name:The Cilicia Ophyrs


  1. Ophrys kurdica D.Rückbr. & U.Rückbr. (1975).
  2. Ophrys kurdistanica Renz (1978).
  3. Ophrys kurdica subsp. kurdistanica (Renz) Soó (1979 publ. 1980).

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