Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Ophrys lutea Cav.

Family : ORCHIDACEAE

Genus : Ophrys

    Catalan common name : Abellera groga. Mosques grogues.

    Spanish common name : Flor de abeja amarilla. Ofris amarilla.

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

    Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : March. April. May. June.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Pine woodlands and garriques.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : It is easy to identify this orchid because the flower has a yellow labellum (the largest petal), whereas the external tepals are greenish-yellow. Ophrys tenthredinifera also has a labellum with one yellow margin, but it is narrower, moreover the external tepals are pink. Like all the species of the Ophrys genus we will find it in clearings in garrigues (Mediterranean woodland) and in pinewoods. Flowers in spring.

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