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Orchid Species: Ophrys melena

Kew currently accepted name is Ophrys lutea

Ophrys melena is an orchid species identified by (Renz) Paulus & Gack in 1990. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Ophrys lutea.
Genus
Ophrys (Oph.)
Grex
melena
Parents
Species
Author
(Renz) Paulus & Gack
Year
1990
ORIGIN: Found in Portugal, Spain, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy, eastern Aegaen Islands, Malta, Greece and Crete, plus Morocco, Algeria, Libiya and Tunisia in grasslands, abandoned cultivation, garrigue, scrub and open woodlands as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid from altitudes up to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Portugal, Spain, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy, eastern Aegaen Islands, Malta, Greece and Crete, plus Morocco, Algeria, Libiya and Tunisia in grasslands, abandoned cultivation, garrigue, scrub and open woodlands as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid from altitudes up to 1800 meters with tuberous roots carrying prostrate, elongate-ovate, yellow green, subacute or acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a 4 to 12 [10 to 30 cm] long, erect inflorescence with 2 to 10, showy flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: About 1 inch [about 2.5 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 lutea 1793 Cav.
Add+ Ophrys Oph corsica 2002 Soleirol ex G.Foelsche & W.Foelsche
Add+ Ophrys Oph galilaea 1923 H.Fleischm. & Bornm.
Add+ Ophrys Oph minor (Tod.) Paulus & Gack in ?.
Add+ Ophrys Oph phryganae 1991 Devillers-Tersch. & Devillers
Add+ Ophrys Oph vespifera 1800 Brot.
Add+ Orchis Orchis subfusca 1899
Add+ Ophrys Oph glabra 1807 Pers.
Add+ Ophrys Oph pseudospeculum 1815 DC. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck & A.P.de Candolle
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites luteus 1842 (Cav.) Tod.
Add+ Ophrys Oph penelopeae 2014 Paulus
Add+ Ophrys Oph praemelena 2010 S.Hertel & Presser
Add+ Ophrys Oph sulphurea 2015 Gennaio & Medagli
Add+ Ophrys Oph aspea 2000 Devillers-Tersch. & Devillers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Oph. lutea ssp. lutea 'Yellow Bird' (2019) Oph. lutea 'Glory Bee' (1982)
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