Ophrys lutea

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Ophrys lutea


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
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 lutea
Subspecies: (3)
O. l. subsp. aspea – O. l. subsp. lutea – O. l. subsp. melena


Ophrys lutea Cav., Icon. 2: 46 (1793)


  • Homotypic
    • Arachnites luteus (Cav.) Tod., Orchid. Sicul.: 95 (1842)

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Europe
    • Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain.
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia.
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]


Vernacular names[edit]

العربية: وفريس أصفر
català: Abellera groga
corsu: Ofride gialla
Deutsch: Gelbe Ragwurz
English: Yellow Ophrys
français: Ophrys jaune
עברית: דבורנית צהובה
Nederlands: Gele orchis
svenska: Gul ofrys

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