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1 October 2011 A New Hybrid in the Genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae) from the Elba Island (Central Italy)
Duilio Lamonico, Leonardo Forbicioni, Giuliano Frangini
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The natural hybrid Ophrys × capoliverii lamonico, Forbicioni & Frangini, hybr. not. nov. (O. fusca subsp. lucifera × O. speculum) from the Elba Island (Toscana region, central Italy) is described. The flowers have intermediate characters between the putative parents (sepal and petal dimensions, petal colour and hairiness of the lip marginal zone). The new nothospecies is close to O. fusca subsp. lucifera in the ovate basal leaves, green-yellowish colour of the sepals and 2-lobed central lobe of the lip, while it is similar to O. speculum in the number of basal leaves (6–7), sub-patent position of lateral sepals and petals, red-brownish colour of the lip marginal zone and hairiness of the speculum. Four characters are distinctive in the hybrid: maximum ratio lip length/ width (1.8), and speculum shape (entire), colour (black-bluish and orange-yellowish in the marginal zone) and colour pattern (two central grey-bluish parallel lines.

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Duilio Lamonico, Leonardo Forbicioni, and Giuliano Frangini "A New Hybrid in the Genus Ophrys (Orchidaceae) from the Elba Island (Central Italy)," Annales Botanici Fennici 48(5), 435-438, (1 October 2011).
Received: 27 January 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 October 2011
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