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Ophrys reinholdii

Ophrys reinholdii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys reinholdii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Ophrys reinholdii
H. Fleischmann 1884


Ophrys insectifera is a plant of the family Orchidaceae, Greece to Turkey favouring sites with alkaline soil.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in grasslands and open pine forest of Greece, Turkey, and their surrounding islands at 0 to of 1300 meters in elevation.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the spring with two to six 3.2cm 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 growing. Divide plant when flower fades.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Ophrys reinholdii straussii2 Ophrys reinholdii ssp. straussii
(Fleischm.) E.Nelson(1962).
Plant is found in Cyprus, Southern Turkey to NW. Iran. Lip is dark brown with a white upsidown U shape, sepals are white and petals are pink with a green streak in the center.
Ophrys reinholdii straussii Ophrys reinholdii ssp. straussii
(Fleischm.) E.Nelson(1962).
Plant is found in Cyprus, Southern Turkey to NW. Iran. Lip is dark brown with a white upsidown U shape, sepals are pink and petals white pink edges.
Ophrys reinholdii straussii3 Ophrys reinholdii ssp. straussii
(Fleischm.) E.Nelson(1962).
Plant is found in Cyprus, Southern Turkey to NW. Iran. Lip is dark brown with a purple upsidown U shape, sepals and petals pink.
Ophrys reinholdii 2 Ophrys reinholdii variant Lip is dark brown with a white V shape, sepals are redish pink and petals are light pink
Ophrys reinholdii3 Ophrys reinholdii variant Lip is dark brown with a two blue spots, sepals are redish green and petals are white.
Ophrys reinholdii4 Ophrys reinholdii variant Lip is dark brown with a upsidown purple U shape, sepals are white with pink specs and petals are cream white.

NamingEdit

Common Name:Reinhold's Ophyrs

SynonymsEdit

  1. Ophrys naxensis Rech. 1929
  2. Ophrys reinholdii f. albovirescens B.Willing & E.Willing 1986

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