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Ophrys holoserica

Ophrys holoserica (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys holoserica

Ophrys holoserica (Burm.f.) Greuter

Ophrys holosericea, the late spider orchid, is a species of flowering plant in the family Orchidaceae, native to western and central Europe and the Mediterranean region.[1] There has been considerable confusion about the identity of this species and the correct spelling of its name.[2]

The following subtaxa are accepted:[1]

Ophrys holosericea subsp. andria (P.Delforge) Faurh. – Aegean Islands
Ophrys holosericea subsp. apulica (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) Buttler – Eastern and southern Italy, southern Sicily, southern Croatia
Ophrys holosericea subsp. biancae (Tod.) Faurh. & H.A.Pedersen – Sicily
Ophrys holosericea subsp. candica (E.Nelson ex Soó) Renz & Taubenheim – Italy, Sicily, East Aegean Islands, Greece,itzerland.html">Switzerland, Crete, Turkey
Ophrys holosericea subsp. chestermanii J.J.Wood – Sardinia
Ophrys holosericea nothosubsp. delfuocoi D'Alonzo & Perilli – Italy
Ophrys holosericea subsp. elatior (Paulus) H.Baumann & Künkele – Eastern France, Switzerland, southwestern Germany
Ophrys holosericea subsp. gracilis (Büel, O.Danesch & E.Danesch) O.Danesch & E.Danesch – Italy, Istria
Ophrys holosericea subsp. holosericea – Entire range
Ophrys holosericea subsp. lacaitae (Lojac.) W.Rossi – southern Italy, Sicily, Malta, Vis
Ophrys holosericea subsp. oblita (Kreutz, Gügel & W.Hahn) ined. – Southern Greece, East Aegean Islands, Turkey, Lebanon/Syria, Israel
Ophrys holosericea subsp. oxyrrhynchos (Tod.) H.Sund. – southern Italy, Sicily, Malta
Ophrys holosericea subsp. pallidiconi (Faurh.) ined. – South southwest Turkey
Ophrys holosericea subsp. parvimaculata (O.Danesch & E.Danesch) O.Danesch & E.Danesch – South-central and southern Italy
Ophrys holosericea nothosubsp. robertidarum D'Alonzo & Perilli – Italy


"Ophrys holosericea (Burm.f.) Greuter". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
Greuter, Werner (2008). "On the correct name of the Late Spider Orchid, and its appropriate spelling: Ophrys holosericea". Journal Europäischer Orchideen. 40 (4): 657–662. Retrieved 16 March 2022.

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