Taxon profile


Early Spider-orchid
Ophrys sphegodes Mill.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Asparagales »  family Orchidaceae - orchids »  genus Ophrys - ophrys

Scientific synonyms

Arachnites aranifera (Huds.) Bubani
Arachnites fuciflora var. panormitana Tod.
Myodium araniferum (Huds.) Salisb.
Ophrys arachnites var. exaltata (Ten.) Fiori & Paol.
Ophrys araneola subsp. virescens (Gren.) Kreutz
Ophrys aranifera Huds.
Ophrys aranifera f. elongata Moggr.
Ophrys aranifera f. latipetala Chaub. ex St.-Amans
Ophrys aranifera f. oodicheila Renz
Ophrys aranifera f. peralba G.Keller


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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Ophrys sphegodes subsp. aesculapii (Renz) Soó

Ophrys sphegodes subsp. aesculapii

subspecies Ophrys sphegodes subsp. cretensis H. Baumann & Künkele

Ophrys sphegodes subsp. cretensis

subspecies Ophrys sphegodes subsp. litigiosa (E.G. Camus) Bech.

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Ophrys sphegodes Mill.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Ophrys sphegodes Mill.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Ophrys sphegodes]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Ophrys sphegodes Mill.]

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