genus Ophrys


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Noun1.genus Ophrys - a hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asiagenus Ophrys - a hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
spider orchid - any of several European orchids of the genus Ophrys
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In contrast, in the genus Ophrys, due to the dominance of scent emission in pollinator attraction, the relative contribution of floral traits variation in scent and morphology should be more carefully dissected.
These orchids, as do members of the European genus Ophrys (Borg-Karlson 1990), attract male Hymenoptera by mimicking the sex pheromones and morphology of the female insect model.