1. a hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia
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  • Brown stalks of broomrape were still standing, and I lighted upon a lingering bee-ophrys, a plant which by its amazing mimicry makes one look at it with awe as if it were something supernatural. Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine
  • Moggridge figures a flower of _Ophrys insectifera_ in which the rostellate process was replaced by an anther. [ Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • Extremes in this case are represented by suctorial species, Poyntonia paludicola, and various semiterrestrial forms (e.g., Arthroleptides, Cycloramphus, Nannophrys, and Thoropa).
  • Other nationally important terrestrial vegetation species include the early spider orchid Ophrys sphegodes, the Early Gentian Gentianella anglica, the Nottingham catchfly Silene nutans and Wild cabbage Brassica oleracea var. oleracea Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom
  • Genus ACTINOPHRYS Ehr. The body is spherical and differentiated into granular endoplasm and vacuolated ectoplasm, but the zones are not definitely separated. Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 21:415-468, 1901
  • In the forests the endemic species include, for example, a new genus and species only named a few years ago called the cryptic warbler (Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi), the yellow-browed oxylabes (Crossleyia xanthophrys), and the brown emutail (Dromaeocercus brunneus). Madagascar subhumid forests
  • Further, we find in those subterraneous waters a species of the sun infusorium (_Actinophrys_), which is especially frequent in the mines of Klausthal. Scientific American Supplement, No. 664, September 22,1888
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