Sawfly orchid

Ophrys tenthredinifera
Orchid family (Orchidaceae)


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Ophrys tenthredinifera, the sawfly orchid, is a terrestrial species of orchid native to the Mediterranean region from Portugal and Morocco to Turkey. The common name refers to a purported resemblance between the flower and the sawfly, a wasp-like insect.

Many subspecies, varieties and forms have been proposed, but at present (May 2014), none is recognized.

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  • Media related to Ophrys tenthredinifera at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Ophrys tenthredinifera at Wikispecies



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