Sombre bee-orchid

Ophrys fusca

''Ophrys fusca'', commonly known as the sombre bee-orchid or the dark bee-orchid, is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to western Asia.
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Naming

Five subspecies are currently recognized :

⤷ ''Ophrys fusca'' subsp. ''blitopertha'' Faurh. & H.A.Pedersen - Turkey, Greek islands
⤷ ''Ophrys fusca'' subsp. ''cinereophila'' Faurh.- Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria
⤷ ''Ophrys fusca'' subsp. ''fusca'' - from Portugal to Turkey
⤷ ''Ophrys fusca'' subsp. ''iricolor'' K.Richt. - from Portugal to Turkey
⤷ ''Ophrys fusca'' subsp. ''pallida'' E.G.Camus in E.G.Camus & A.A.Camus - Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderAsparagales
FamilyOrchidaceae
GenusOphrys
SpeciesO. fusca
Photographed in
Israel
Portugal