Ophrys tenthredinifera

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Sawfly Orchid
Ophrys tenthredinifera Mallorca 01.jpg
Sawfly Orchid in Mallorca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchidae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Alliance: Orchis
Genus: Ophrys
Species: O. tenthredinifera
Binomial name
Ophrys tenthredinifera
Willd.
Synonyms[1]

Ophrys tenthredinifera, the sawfly orchid, is a terrestrial species of orchid native to the Mediterranean region from Portugal and Morocco to Turkey.[1][2] The common name refers to a purported resemblance between the flower and the sawfly, a wasp-like insect.

Many subspecies, varieties and forms have been proposed, but at present (May 2014), none is recognized.[1]

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