Ophrys umbilicata

(Ophrys scolopax subsp. orientalis)

Woodcock orchid; Oriental orchid; Nabelragwurz

Eastern Mediterranean region.

One of several segregates within the Ophrys scolopax complex.

O. flavomarginata and O. attica are cloeley related to O. umbilicata and may perhaps be regarded as subspecies of it.

Found in garigue.

Top 2 Photographs: Northern Cyprus 2003.

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Bottom 2 Photographs: Southern Cyprus 1999.

All photographs © Alan Hill.

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