Ophrys apifera Huds. (Orchidaceae), a new orchid species to the flora of Poland

Barbara Osiadacz 1  and Mirosław Kręciała 2
  • 1 Department of Entomology and Environmental Protection, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Dąbrowskiego 159, 60-594 Poznań, Poland
  • 2 The Upper Silesian Nature Society, Św. Huberta 35, 40-543 Katowice, Poland


The paper provides data on the first locality of Ophrys apifera Huds. s. str. in Poland. Information about its geographical distribution and ecological features is given. A newly discovered population, found in a worked-out dolomite quarry near Imielin (Silesian Upland), is described and illustrated, as also, O. apifera is compared with O. insectifera L.

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