Scientific name/Επιστημονικό όνομα: Ophrys bornmuelleri M. Schulze subsp. bornmuelleri
Syn “Ophrys fuciflora subsp. bornmuelleri” (M. Schulze) B. Willing & E. Willing
It is a perennial tuberous herb growing up to 30cm high. Stem is erect, robust, green and glabrous. Basal leaves 2-4, spreading, oblanceolate, simple, green and glabrous with parallel venation, apex rather obtuse, sessile and unspotted. Stem leaves few 1-2, alternate, simple, erect, narrowly elliptic, apex acute, sheathing the stem at base. Inflorescence usually 2-3 flowered; sepals 3, oblong-ovate, whitish-green, glabrous, apex obtuse; lateral sepals spreading, dorsal sepal bending forward; petals ovate-triangular, very small, covered with soft hairs, apex obtuse. Lip brown, broadly ovate with trapezoid appearance, velutinous; speculum small, incomplete H-shaped, steal-blue with whitish or yellowish borders, while on the median lobe of the lip, there are scattered yellowish blotches towards the appendage; “ears” conical, prominent, greenish-yellow and hairy; stigmatic area with a brownish band. Basal area almost trapezoid, brown with pale blue borders; «pseudoeyes» olive green; appendage 3-dentate, yellowish-green, conspicuously upturned; pollinia yellow. Flowering time March-April. Common orchid in Cyprus, near-endemic (also in Turkey) and it is found on grassy land, garrigues and open forests from 0-925m alt.