Friday, April 8, 2011

List of the orchids of Rhodes

Ophrys oreas, 27-03-2011 Profitis Ilias at 550m

The first post of this blog couldn't be other than the list of orchids of Rhodes. I have used a taxonomy which is up to date and in accordance to the newest literature but I have done some additions and modifications in order to adapt the list to my own observations in the field. Totally in the list there are 76 taxa which they are distributed in 10 genera as follows:

Ophrys 46
Serapias 4
Himantoglossum 2
Anacamptis 8
Orchis 7
Neotinea 2
Dactylorhiza 1
Spiranthes 1
Limodorum 2
Cephalanthera 2

The 76 taxa are as follows:

1.Ophrys iricolor
2.Ophrys cinereophila
3.Ophrys leucadica
4.Ophrys parvula
5.Ophrys attaviria
6.Ophrys eptapigiensis
7.Ophrys lindia
8.Ophrys blitopertha
9.Ophrys persephone
10.Ophrys phryganae
11.Ophrys sicula
12.Ophrys basilissa?
13.Ophrys omegaifera
14.Ophrys apollonae
15.Ophrys sitiaca
16.Ophrys regis-ferdinandii
17.Ophrys speculum
18.Ophrys tethrentinifera
19.Ophrys leochroma
20.Ophrys villosa
21.Ophrys bombyliflora
22.Ophrys apifera
23.Ophrys candica
24.Ophrys candica var. minoa
25.Ophrys colossaea
26.Ophrys halia
27.Ophrys heterochila?
28.Ophrys oreas
29.Ophrys saliarisii
30.Ophrys cornutula
31.Ophrys dodekanensis
32.Ophrys oestrifera?
33.Ophrys calypsus
34.Ophrys calypsus var pseudoapulica
35.Ophrys calypsus var scolopaxoides
36.Ophrys heldreichii
37.Ophrys polyxo
38.Ophrys rhodia
39.Ophrys umbilicata
40.Ophrys cretica ssp. beloniae
41.Ophrys reinholdii
42.Ophrys lucis
43.Ophrys ferrum-equinum
44.Ophrys ferrum-equinum ssp. gottfriediana?
45.Ophrys mammosa
46.Ophrys transhyrcana??
47.Ophrys aesculapii (doubtful)
48.Serapias bergonii
49.Serapias carica
50.Serapias parviflora
51.Serapias politisii
52.Himantoglossum comperianum (extinct)
53.Himantoglossum robertianum
54.Anacamptis collina
55.Anacamptis laxiflora
56.Anacamptis morio ssp. picta
57.Anacamptis papilionacea ssp. heroica
58.Anacamptis papilionacea ssp. thaliae
59.Anacamptis pyramidalis
60.Anacamptis sancta
61.Anacamptis fragrans
62.Orchis anatolica
63.Orchis pinetorum (doubtful)
64.Orchis anthropophora
65.Orchis italica
66.Orchis provincialis
67.Orchis punctulata (extinct)
68.Orchis simia
69.Neotinea intacta
70.Neotinea lactea
71.Dactylorhiza romana (extinct)
72.Spiranthes spiralis
73.Limodorum abortivum
74.Limodorum abortivum var. rubrum
75.Cephalanthera epipactoides (extinct?)
76.Cephalanthera longifolia

?= the presence of the species is under question but there are some evidences for its presence

Ophrys transhyrcana??= an Oriental species, maybe the plants of Rhodes are just a variety of O. mammosa

doubtful= the presence of the species is doubtful and there are some evidences that the report from Rhodes was erroneous

extinct= the species is extinct from Rhodes but there are possibilities to reappear

Cephalanthera epipactoides (extinct?)= the single plant of this species that I have seen on the island has been extinct but there are some reports for the presence of the species.

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