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Orchid Species: Ophrys purpurea

Kew currently accepted name is Ophrys apifera

Ophrys purpurea is an orchid species identified by Tausch in 1831. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Ophrys apifera.
Genus
Ophrys (Oph.)
Grex
purpurea
Parents
Species
Author
Tausch
Year
1831
ORIGIN: Found on the isles of Corsica and Sardinia in short grasslands, olive groves, garrigue and open woodlands at elevations up to 500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on a lax, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.1 inches [2.8 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 apifera 1762 Huds.
Add+ Orchis Orchis pseudoapifera 1880 Caldesi
Add+ Ophrys Oph albiflora 1882 Spruner ex Boiss.
Add+ Ophrys Oph apifera lusus immaculata 1931 (Bréb.) Soó in G.Keller & al.
Add+ Ophrys Oph asilifera 1880 Vayr.
Add+ Ophrys Oph austriaca 1883 Wiesb. ex Dichtl
Add+ Ophrys Oph botteronii 1889 Chodat
Add+ Ophrys Oph chlorantha 1840 Hegetschw.
Add+ Ophrys Oph epeirophora 1883 Peter
Add+ Ophrys Oph friburgensis 1912 (Freyhold) O.Nägeli
Add+ Ophrys Oph holoserica 1967 (Burm.f.) Greuter
Add+ Ophrys Oph holubyana 1917 András.
Add+ Ophrys Oph immaculata 1916 (Bréb.) O.Nägeli
Add+ Ophrys Oph integra 1871 Sacc.
Add+ Ophrys Oph jurana 1925 (Ruppert ex Zimm.) Neuberger
Add+ Ophrys Oph mangini 1941 Tallon
Add+ Ophrys Oph oestrifera 1808 M.Bieb.
Add+ Ophrys Oph ripaensis 1905 Porta
Add+ Ophrys Oph rostrata 1830 Ten.
Add+ Ophrys Oph saraepontana 1924 Ruppert
Add+ Ophrys Oph trollii 1840 Hegetschw.
Add+ Orchis Orchis holoserica 1770 Burm.f.
Add+ Orchis Orchis oestrifera 1819 (M.Bieb.) M.Bieb.
Add+ Orchis Orchis apifera 1796 (Huds.) Salisb.
Add+ Ophrys Oph heterochila 1990 (Renz & Taubenheim) Paulus & Gack
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites apifer 1804 (Huds.) Hoffm.
Add+ Cephalophrys Chp integra 1912 (Sacc.) Cox
Add+ Ophrys Oph bicolor 1914 O.Nägeli
Add+ Ophrys Oph aquisgranensis 1850 Kaltenb.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Oph. holoserica 'Spiro' (1993)
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