Ophrys bertolonii

Bertoloni's ophrys; Ophrys de Bertoloni; Bertolonis ragwurz; V÷gleinragwurz; Orchidea di Bertoloni

Western Mediterranean region of Europe, and the former Yugoslavia.

An ophrys with a shiny pale blue oblong patch on the dark, finely hairy labellum. Fairly frequent on base-rich soils.

Photographs: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Paul Hackney.

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