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Ophrys ferrum-equinum

Ophrys ferrum-equinum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys ferrum-equinum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Ophrys ferrum-equinum
Desfontaines 1807


Ophrys ferrum-equinum is a plant of the family Orchidaceae that is found in Europe.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growning in the grassy meadows of Aegean, Albania, Crete, Greece and western Turkey.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with 2 to 8 flowers.

CultureEdit

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.


NamingEdit

Common name:The Horseshoe Ophyrs

SynonymsEdit

  1. Ophrys andracnitis Bory & Chaub. 1838
  2. Ophrys corinthiaca Hausskn. 1899
  3. Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. gottfriediana (Renz) E.Nelson 1962
  4. Ophrys ferrum-equinum var. gottfriediana (Renz) Biel 2001
  5. Ophrys gottfriediana Renz 1928

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. aegaea Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. aegaea sephal and petals are light pink, lip is dark red with a small blue patch
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. climacis Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. climacis sephal are green and petals are yellow, lip is brown with a small blue patch
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. convexa Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. convexa sephal and petals are red, lip is brown with a small blue patch shaped as a upside down U
Ophrys ferrum-equinum var. gottfriediana Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. gottfriediana sephal and petals are red, lip is longer and dark red with a two blue lines
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. lesbis Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. lesbis sephal and petals are pink, lip is dark orange with a small blue patch shaped as a upside down U
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. lucis Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. lucis sephal and petals are pink, lip is dark orange with a small blue patch shaped as a small line
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. mandalya Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. mandalya sephal and petals are white, lip is dark orange with a small red patch shaped as a small line

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