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Ophrys bertolonii

Ophrys aurélien
Bertoloni’s Bee Orchid

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

lip 10-15 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

to 45 cm

Description

A tuberous perennial having enlarged underground structures for storage of nutrients.

Flowers

A bee orchid with a velvety, blackish-brown lip, flattened, with recurved sides and a greenish tip. The speculum is bluish-violet without a border. The sepals are mostly pink with a green vein. The petals are deeper pink, linear to lance-shaped, just over half the length of the sepals. 2-8 flowers to a stalk.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves long, wider in the middle, pointed; stem leaves smaller.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule.

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