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Ophrys lunulata

Ophrys lunulata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys lunulata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Ophrys lunulata
Parla. 1838


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

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the grasslands, meadows, and woodlands of Sicily at elevations of 0 to 600 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with six to ten 3.2 cm wide 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.

VarientsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Ophrys lunulata1 Ophrys lunulata variant Sepals and petals are pink, lip is brown with a purple patch

NamingEdit

Common name:The Lunulate Ophrys

SynonymsEdit

  1. Arachnites lunulata Tod. 1842
  2. Ophrys sphegodes subsp. lunulata (Parl.) H.Sund. 1980

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