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Orchid Species: Ophrys colossaea

Kew currently accepted name is Ophrys fuciflora

Ophrys colossaea is an orchid species identified by P.Delforge in 2006. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Ophrys fuciflora.
Genus
Ophrys (Oph.)
Grex
colossaea
Parents
Species
Author
P.Delforge
Year
2006
ORIGIN: Found only in Italy at elevations of sea-level to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to just medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring with leaves that are still fresh on a terminal, erect, 6 to 24 [15 to 60 cm] long, 3 to 10[14] flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Ophrys Oph chiosica 2007 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph fuciflora 1802 (F.W.Schmidt) Moench
Add+ Ophrys Oph holoserica ssp. cyrenaica 2007 Kreutz
Add+ Epipactis Epcts arachnites 1795 (Scop.) F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Ophrys Oph aegirtica 1996 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph aeoli 1997 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph anapei 1972 O.Danesch & E.Danesch
Add+ Ophrys Oph andria 1994 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph annae 1992 Devillers-Tersch. & Devillers
Add+ Ophrys Oph apulica 1975 (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) O.Danesch & E.Danesch
Add+ Ophrys Oph arachnites 1778 (Scop.) Reichard
Add+ Ophrys Oph biancae 1881 (Tod.) Macch.
Add+ Ophrys Oph bornmuelleri 1899 M.Schulze
Add+ Ophrys Oph brachyotes 1830 Rchb.
Add+ Ophrys Oph calliantha 1997 Bartolo & Pulv.
Add+ Ophrys Oph candica 1985 (E.Nelson ex Soó) H.Baumann & Künkele
Add+ Ophrys Oph carduchorum 1990 (Renz & Taubenheim) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph celiensis 2000 (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph chestermanii 1988 (J.J.Wood) Gölz & H.R.Reinhard
Add+ Ophrys Oph episcopalis 1816 Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Ophrys Oph flavescens 1903 Sassenf.
Add+ Ophrys Oph gracilis 1984 (Büel, O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Englmaier
Add+ Ophrys Oph halia 2002 Paulus
Add+ Ophrys Oph helios 2001 Kreutz
Add+ Ophrys Oph kranjcevii 2006 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph lacaena 2004 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph lacaitae 1909 Lojac.
Add+ Ophrys Oph levantina 1985 Gölz & H.R.Reinhard
Add+ Ophrys Oph lyciensis 2001 Paulus, Gügel, D.Rückbr. & U.Rückbr.
Add+ Ophrys Oph maxima 1986 (H.Fleischm.) Paulus & Gack
Add+ Ophrys Oph medea 2004 Devillers & Devillers-Tersch.
Add+ Ophrys Oph minoa 1991 (C.Alibertis & A.Alibertis) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph nicotiae 1900 Zodda
Add+ Ophrys Oph oblita 2009 Kreutz
Add+ Ophrys Oph oxyrrhynchos 1840 Tod.
Add+ Ophrys Oph posidonia 2000 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph serotina 2000 Rolli ex Paulus
Add+ Ophrys Oph tetraloniae 1987 W.P.Teschner
Add+ Ophrys Oph thesei 1997 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph truncata 1867 Dulac
Add+ Ophrys Oph untchjii 2000 (M.Schulze) P.Delforge
Add+ Orchis Orchis arachnites 1772 Scop.
Add+ Ophrys Oph gresivaudanica 2002 O.Gerbaud
Add+ Ophrys Oph obscura 1879
Add+ Orchis Orchis fuciflora 1769 Crantz
Add+ Ophrys Oph pharia 2004 Devillers & Devillers-Tersch.
Add+ Ophrys Oph ziyaretiana 1997 Kreutz & Ruedi Peter
Add+ Ophrys Oph linearis 2000 (Moggr.) P.Delforge
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites biancae 1842 Tod.
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites fuciflorus 1793 F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites oxyrhynchus 1842 Tod.
Add+ Ophrys Oph aphrodite 2012 Devillers & Devillers-Tersch.
Add+ Ophrys Oph cinnabarina 2011 Romolini & Soca
Add+ Ophrys Oph cyrenaica 2015 (Kreutz) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph cytherea 2010 (B.Baumann & H.Baumann) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph demangei 2015 (Scappat.) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph ethemeae 2015 (Kreutz) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph graeca 2017 (B.Baumann & H.Baumann) S.Hertel & H.Weyland
Add+ Ophrys Oph impresciae 2014 Soca
Add+ Ophrys Oph istriensis 2016 S.Hertel
Add+ Ophrys Oph libanotica 2015 (B.Baumann & H.Baumann) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph malvasiana 2009 S.Hertel & H.Weyland
Add+ Ophrys Oph mesopotamica 2015 (Kreutz & H.Baumgartner bis) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph montiliensis 2012 (Aubenas & Scappat.) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph personata 2015 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph peucetiae 2012 Lozito
Add+ Ophrys Oph pinguis 2011 Romolini & Soca
Add+ Ophrys Oph saliarisii 2009 Paulus & M.Hirth
Add+ Ophrys Oph samia 2011 (P.Delforge) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph souchei 2012 (R.Martin & Véla) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph tili 2010 M.Hirth & H.Spaeth
Add+ Ophrys Oph vanbruggeniana 2015 (J.Essink, L.Essink & Kreutz) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph parvimaculata 1990 (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Paulus & Gack
Add+ Ophrys Oph appennina 2011 Romolini & Soca
Add+ Ophrys Oph lorenae 2015 (E.De Martino & Centur.) P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph aramaeorum 2000 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph baeteniorum 2006 P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph dinarica 2004 Kranjcev & P.Delforge
Add+ Ophrys Oph discors 1842 Bianca in A.Todaro
Add+ Ophrys Oph druentica 2006 P.Delforge & Viglione
Add+ Ophrys Oph elatior 1996 Paulus
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Oph. holoserica ssp. oxyrrhynchos 'C' (1985)
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