Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Ophrys dyris Maire

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Ophrys

    Catalan common name : mosques blanques.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Lérida. Tarragona.

    Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : March. April. May.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Pine woodlands and garriques.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This species pertains to the group of Ophrys fusca, of which it shares transition features. The flowers have a large trilobate labellum with a dark velvety covering. The top of the labellum has a blue spot bordered by a white line in the form of the letter W, this character makes an easy identification and was responsible for being formerly named Ophrys fusca subsp. omegaifera. Flowers at the beginning of spring, from March to April.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra