Oph. ferrum-equinum photo by Illustr. of Orchidaceous Plants (1857)

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Orchid Species: Ophrys ferrum-equinum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Ophrys ferrum-equinum is an orchid species identified by Desf. in 1807.
Genus
Ophrys (Oph.)
Grex
ferrum-equinum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Desf.
Year
1807
ORIGIN: A miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that is found in the Aegean, Albania, Crete, Greece and western Turkey in short grasslands, garrigue, scrub and open woodlands at elevations up to 1100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid that is found in the Aegean, Albania, Crete, Greece and western Turkey in short grasslands, garrigue, scrub and open woodlands at elevations up to 1100 meters that blooms on a terminal, erect, 4 to 14 [10 to 35 cm] long, laxly 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.4 inches [3.5 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 andracnitis 1838 Bory & Chaub.
Add+ Ophrys Oph gottfriediana 1928 Renz
Add+ Ophrys Oph labiosa 1997 Kreutz
Add+ Ophrys Oph mavromata 2015 A.Alibertis & Triantafyll.
Add+ Ophrys Oph corinthiaca 1899 Hausskn.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Oph. ferrum-equinum 'Iron-Horse' (2019) Oph. ferrum-equinum 'Diva' (2014)
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