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Ophrys provincialis is an orchid of southeastern France, distributed in the Provence and in the most eastern parts of the Languedoc. Since its pollinating insect is Anthophora atriceps, PAULUS and GACK in Jour.Eur.Orch.31(2) are wondering, whether Ophrys provincialis has descended from a species of the argolica-group, which in most cases are pollinated by bees of genus Anthophora, for example Ophrys morisii from Corse or Ophrys crabronifera from Tuscany.


Ophrys provincialis
left:   F S.Vallier-de-Thiey 17.5.04
right: F S.Vallier-de-Thiey 29.4.05

Ophrys provincialis
left:   F S.Vallier-de-Thiey 29.4.05
right: F S.Cézaire-sur-Siagne 29.4.05

Ophrys provincialis
left:   F Maures 21.5.98
right: F Maures 28.4.02

 

Ophrys provincialis
F Maures 15.4.01

Ophrys provincialis
F Massif de l'Estaque 11.4.04

  
 
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