Ophrys scolopax philippi (Gren.) H.A.Pedersen & P.J.Cribb (2019:304)

Mr. Philippe's ophrys



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Ophrys philippi Gren. in Mém. Soc. Émul. Doubs, sér. 3, 4: 401 (1860); Ophrys insectifera subsp. philippi (Gren.) Moggr. in Nov. Actorum Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. German. Nat. Cur. 35(3): 12 (1869); Ophrys scolopax var. philippi (Gren.) Nyman in Consp. Fl. Eur.: 698 (1882); Ophrys oestrifera subsp. philippi (Gren.) K.Richt. in Pl. Eur. 1: 264 (1890)


Conservation Status

Last record: 21 May 1859 (Delforge, 2000:133) or later; 1912 (source)

Rediscovered in: 2000 or before (Delforge, 2000) or 2000 (source)





Biology & Ecology

The only known pollinator is the beetle Oedemera podagrariae (Schatz et al., 2021).









Original scientific description:

Grenier, C. (1859). Recherches sur quelques Orchidées des environs de Toulon ou notes rédigées d'après les plantes vivantes communiquées par M. Philippe. Mém. Soc. Émul. Doubs Sér. 3, 4: 395-404.


Other references:

Delforge, Pierre. (2000). L'Ophrys de Monsieur Philippe. Natural. belges 81 (Orchid. 13) (2000): 111-144 + 8 figs

Kühn, R., Pedersen, H.Æ. and Cribb, v. (2019). Field Guide to the Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean: 1-430. Kew Publishing, England.

Moggridge, J. T. (1869). Über Ophrys insectifera L. (part.). Nova Acta Leop.-Carol. Dtsch. Akad. d. Naturf. Dresden 35(3): 1-16.

POWO. (2024). Ophrys scolopax subsp. philippi (Gren.) H.A.Pedersen & P.J.Cribb. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 21 January 2024]

Schatz, Bertrand, Genoud, David, Escudié, Pascal, Geniez, Philippe, Wünsch, Karl Günter and Joffard, Nina. (2021). Is Ophrys pollination more opportunistic than previously thought? Insights from different field methods of pollinator observation. Botany Letters 168(3): 333-347.


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