Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Ophrys apifera Huds.

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Ophrys

    Catalan common name : Abella apífera. Beiera. Flor d'abella. Flor de la Mare de Déu. Mosques d'ase. Sabatetes de la Mare de Déu.

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

    Distribution in the islands : Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Some regions

    Flowering time : May. June.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Garriques and forests, humid soils.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This is the largest species of the genus Ophrys that there is in the islands, and can reach up to a meter in height. Flowers have pink sepals, with a rounded labellum containing a diagram of concentric lines. Prefers slightly wet soils. Flowers from April to May.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra