Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ophrys tenthredinifera ficalhoana

One of the sub-species of Ophrys tenthredinifera, initially described as species by J.A. GUIMARÃES (1887) and now called Ophrys tenthredinifera subsp. ficalhoana (GUIMARÃES) M.R. LOWE & D. TYTECA.

This sub-species has the following characteristics:
- late flowering
- big and rather colourful flowers
- round sepals
- hair tuft in the lip just over the apex

Photos taken near Alenquer, Portugal, in April 2014.

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