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Orchid Species: Ophrys muscifera

Kew currently accepted name is Ophrys insectifera

Ophrys muscifera is an orchid species identified by Huds. in 1762. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Ophrys insectifera.
Genus
Ophrys (Oph.)
Grex
muscifera
Parents
Species
Author
Huds.
Year
1762
ORIGIN: A medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid found in Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and most of Russia.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid found in Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and most of Russia with slender stems carrying 7 to 9 linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a 2' [60 cm] long, loosely 2 to 14 flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: About 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 insectifera 1753 L.
Add+ Epipactis Epcts myodes 1795 (Jacq.) F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Ophrys Oph ambusta 1905 F.Picard
Add+ Ophrys Oph aymoninii 1986 (Breistr.) Buttler
Add+ Ophrys Oph insectifera lusus ochroleuca 1971 (E.G.Camus) Soó
Add+ Ophrys Oph insectifera lusus virescens 1971 (Ruppert) Soó
Add+ Ophrys Oph insectifera lusus viridiflora 1971 (A.Camus) Soó
Add+ Ophrys Oph subinsectifera 1996 C.E.Hermos. & Sabando
Add+ Orchis Orchis muscaria 1772 Scop.
Add+ Orchis Orchis muscifera 1796 (Huds.) Salisb.
Add+ Orchis Orchis musciflora 1789 Schrank
Add+ Orchis Orchis myodes 1800 (Jacq.) Bernh.
Add+ Orchis Orchis insectifera 1769 (L.) Crantz
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites musciflorus 1793 (Huds.) F.W.Schmidt
Add+ Malaxis Mal myodes 1800 (Jacq.) Bernh.
Add+ Ophrys Oph tytecana
Add+ Ophrys Oph x tytecana 1989 (P.Delforge) P.Delforge
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