Ophrys omegaifera

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Omega Bee-orchid
Ophrys omegaifera Rhodos 01.jpg
Flower of Ophrys omegaifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchidae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Alliance: Orchis
Genus: Ophrys
Species: O. omegaifera
Binomial name
Ophrys omegaifera
  • Ophrys lutea subsp. omegaifera (H.Fleischm.) Soó.
  • Ophrys fusca subsp. omegaifera (H.Fleischm.) E.Nelson

Ophrys omegaifera, the Omega Bee-orchid, is a species of orchid[2] native to the Mediterranean region from Portugal and Morocco to Syria.[1]

Subspecies and varieties[edit]

Numerous subspecific and varietal names have been proposed. At present (May 2014), 6 such names are recognized:[1]

  • Ophrys omegaifera var. basilissa (C.Alibertis, A.Alibertis & H.R.Reinhard) Faurh - Greece
  • Ophrys omegaifera subsp. dyris (Maire) Del Prete - Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Balearic Islands
  • Ophrys omegaifera subsp. fleischmannii (Hayek) Del Prete - Crete and other Greek islands
  • Ophrys omegaifera subsp. hayekii (H.Fleischm. & Soó) Kreutz - Sicily, Algeria, Tunisia
  • Ophrys omegaifera subsp. israelitica (H.Baumann & Künkele) G.Morschek & K.Morschek - Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece
  • Ophrys omegaifera subsp. omegaifera - Turkey, Greek islands
  • Ophrys omegaifera subsp. apollonae - Turkey, Greek islands


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Fleischmann, Andreas. 1925. Oesterreichische Botanische Zeitschrift 74: 184

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