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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-02
Categories: Flowers
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-13 12:52
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Ophrys fusca
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Sombre Bee-orchid
Dark Bee-orchid
Ophrys lupercalis 3.jpg
Flower of Ophrys fusca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchidae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Alliance: Orchis
Genus: Ophrys
Species: O. fusca
Binomial name
Ophrys fusca
Arachnites fusca (Link) Tod.
Ophrys kedra Paulus
Ophrys meropes P.Delforge
Ophrys theophrasti Devillers & Devillers-Tersch.
Ophrys fusca, commonly known as the Sombre Bee-orchid or the Dark Bee-orchid, is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean from Portugal to Turkey.[1][2]

Five subspecies are currently recognized (May 2014):[1]

Ophrys fusca subsp. blitopertha (Paulus & Gack) Faurh. & H.A.Pedersen - Turkey, Greek islands
Ophrys fusca subsp. cinereophila (Paulus & Gack) Faurh.- Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria
Ophrys fusca subsp. fusca - from Portugal to Turkey
Ophrys fusca subsp. iricolor (Desf.) K.Richt. - from Portugal to Turkey
Ophrys fusca subsp. pallida (Raf.) E.G.Camus in E.G.Camus & A.A.Camus - Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-13 14:45]

Hi Luis,beautiful face to face with this wild orchid,great macro made with fine detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Luis

Great macro of this wild orchid, excellent sharpness and details, beautiful natural colors. Thanks for sharing.



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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-11-14 7:51]
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Hi Luis,

Very beautiful specimen, very well captured. It's almost time for the new orchid season here!

BTW, wed o have Op. iricolor here, too.

Have a pleasant weekend,


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