Abstract. P. Delforge.- Ophrys lojaconoi P. Delforge, a suitable name for an Italian species of the Ophrys fusca sub‑group [Natural. belges (Orchid. 8) 76 (1995): 277-290]. To eliminate one of the numerous nomenclatural confusions in the Ophrys fusca subgroup, an Italian species with middle-sized flowers, recently published under the old controversial name of Ophrys forestieri, is described here as Ophrys lojaconoi.

Key-words: Flora of Italy, Orchidaceae, Ophrys, Ophrys fusca s.l., Ophrys forestieri, Ophrys iricolor, Ophrys lojaconoi sp. nov.