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Ophrys forestieri  (RCHB.F.) LOJAC.
 

Fam.:  Orchidaceae / Orchid Family

Synon.:  Ophrys lupercalis  DEVILLERS-TERSCH. & DEVILLERS

Genus:  Ophrys  L.
 

Authors:
   RCHB.F.:  Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1823 - 1889), German botanist
   LOJAC.:  Michele Lojacono Pojero (1853 - 1919), Italian botanist
   DEVILLERS-TERSCH.:  Jean Devillers-Terschuren (1955 - ), Canadian orchid specialist in Belgium
   DEVILLERS:  Pierre Devillers (1938 - ), French orchid specialist in Belgium
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Ophrys:   Greek plant name, from ophrys = eyebrow
   forestieri:   Charles Le Forestier (18th - 19th century), French botanist
   lupercalis:   is in flower already at the Lupercales feast, the "carnival" of the ancient Romans, middle of February
 

Ophrys forestieri, which since 1994 had been called by the today synonym Ophrys lupercalis P.DEVILLERS & J.DEVILLERS-TERSCHUREN, is the early fusca s.l. with big lip, growing in most parts of the Mediterranean and pollinated by Andrena nigroaenea. It is not identical with the later flowering Ophrys fusca, which LINK described near Lisbon in 1800.

 

Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid (simultaneously Orchis champagneuxii, Ophrys tenthredinifera), E  La Vitoria (Gasteiz) 18.4.1988
Fig. 1:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid (simultaneously Orchis champagneuxii, Ophrys tenthredinifera)
E La Vitoria (Gasteiz) 18.4.1988
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, E  Prov. Alicante, Relleu 28.3.2001
Fig. 2:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
E Prov. Alicante, Relleu 28.3.2001
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, E  La Rioja, Ezcaray 23.5.2003
Fig. 3:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
E La Rioja, Ezcaray 23.5.2003
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, E  Catalunya L'Escala 9.4.2004
Fig. 4:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
E Catalunya L'Escala 9.4.2004
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Marseille 19.3.1999
Fig. 5:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Marseille 19.3.1999
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Nice 30.4.2001
Fig. 6:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Nice 30.4.2001
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Massif de l'Estaque 21.4.2000
Fig. 7:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Massif de l'Estaque 21.4.2000
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Massif de l'Estaque 22.4.2000
Fig. 8:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Massif de l'Estaque 22.4.2000
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Toreilles 10.3.2001
Fig. 9:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Toreilles 10.3.2001
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Toreilles 10.3.2001
Fig. 10:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Toreilles 10.3.2001
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Toreilles 10.3.2001
Fig. 11:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Toreilles 10.3.2001
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Leucate 28.3.2003
Fig. 12:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Leucate 28.3.2003
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, F  Nice 16.4.2001
Fig. 13:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
F Nice 16.4.2001
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, Sicily,  Passo delle Pantanelle 11.3.2002
Fig. 14:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
Sicily, Passo delle Pantanelle 11.3.2002
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, Sicily,  Noto 11.3.2002
Fig. 15:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
Sicily, Noto 11.3.2002
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, Sicily,  Noto 11.3.2002
Fig. 16:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
Sicily, Noto 11.3.2002
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, Sicily,  Canicattini 7.3.2003 (Photo: Helmut Presser)
Fig. 17:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
Sicily, Canicattini 7.3.2003
(Photo: Helmut Presser)
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, Sicily,  Niscemi 2.3.2003 (Photo: Helmut Presser)
Fig. 18:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
Sicily, Niscemi 2.3.2003
(Photo: Helmut Presser)
Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid, Sicily,  Niscemi 2.3.2003 (Photo: Helmut Presser)
Fig. 19:  Ophrys forestieri / Dull Orchid
Sicily, Niscemi 2.3.2003
(Photo: Helmut Presser)
   
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