Ophrys speculum

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Ophrys speculum


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 speculum
Subspecies: (3)
O. s. subsp. lusitanica – O. s. subsp. regis-ferdinandii – O. s. subsp. speculum


Ophrys speculum Link, J. Bot. (Schrader) 1799(2): 324 (1800), nom. cons.

  • Typus: “Ophrys Speculum nb.” [Portugal, near Setubal], Link (B-W 16940-01 0, sub Ophrys scolopax) (typ. cons.)


  • Homotypic
    • Arachnites speculum (Link) Tod., Orchid. Sicul.: 93 (1842)



Native distribution 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
      • East Aegean Islands, Lebanon-Syria, Turkey.

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Greuter, W. 2005 ("2004"). (1645) Proposal to conserve the name Ophrys speculum (Orchidaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 53(4): 1071–1072. DOI: 10.2307/4135580 JSTOR Reference page.  (accepted, vide Taxon 54: 1101. 2005 [2006]; Taxon 55: 800. 2006; Taxon 54: 1059. 2005)


Vernacular names[edit]

català: Abellera de mirall
corsu: Ofride spichju
čeština: Tořič modropyský
Deutsch: Spiegel-Ragwurz
Ελληνικά: Οφρύς η κατοπτρική
English: Mirror orchid
español: Orquídea abeja espejo
français: Ophrys miroir
italiano: Ofride specchio

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