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The bloom of Ophrys archimedea P.DELFORGE & M.WALRAVENS (2000), described in Natural.belges 81 (Orchid. 13): 256, gives the impression of a too big Ophrys sicula bloom. Unusual for a lutea s.l. is also the maron brown colour on the labellum. At least in South-Eastern Sicily the relative strong plant is not rare.

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