Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae > Genus: Ophrys > Species: Ophrys argolica > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Ophrys argolica subsp. elegans (Renz) Erich Nelson CITES (2006)

Ophrys argolica Fleischm.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1904


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Ophrys ferrum-equinum subsp. argolica (Fleischm.) Soó

Other resources

GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2013-12-26 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2008-02-21 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Ophrys argolica
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