Ophrys apifera x fuciflora (hybrid between Bee and Late Spider Orchids)


 Photographed by Bill Temple

 (Kent, 10 June 2000). 

The furry side-lobes of the lip clearly come from the "Bee" parent, while the triangular pink inner petals and the up-turned tip of the lip come from the "Spider" parent. The patterning on the lip is mid-way between typical patterns of both parents.