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Ophrys lutea

Ophrys lutea
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Puglia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-19 11:57
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Points: 2
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Ophrys lutea

Yellow Ophrys

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: O. lutea
Binomial name
Ophrys lutea
(Gouan) Cav., 1793

The Yellow Ophrys (Ophrys lutea) is a European orchid.

Description of the flower

Broad asymmetric lateral sepals, dorsal sepal lowered. Extended petals, yellow or with a blue-grey or brown spotted velvety macula.


* Ophrys lutea subsp. lutea
* Ophrys lutea subsp. galilaea (accepted name : Ophrys sicula Tineo)
* Ophrys lutea subsp. melena (accepted name : Ophrys sicula Tineo)
* Ophrys lutea subsp. murbeckii (accepted name : Ophrys × battandieri E.G.Camus)
* Ophrys lutea subsp. pseudospeculum (DC.) Kerguélen

Ophrys lutea subsp. murbeckii
Ophrys lutea subsp. murbeckii

Flowering period

March to May


Grows in full sun or shade on limey dry or damp soils, pastures, and thin woodland.


Widely distributed in the Mediterranean area and in Atlantic regions of southern Europe, as far as the Charente in the north-west.


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a yellow orchid. I newer saw before. Details are not so clear. But species is more importent I think...TFS.

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