Abstract. Lowe, M.R.- Notes on the Orchids of the Northern Sporades (Nomos Magnesia, Greece) [Natural. belges 80 (Orchid. 12) (1999): 155-172, 274]. Research on the islands of the Northern Sporades have revealed orchid species new to the islands; eight from Skiathos, six from Skopelos and one from Alonissos. An updated list of species and distribution maps are presented. The status of previous records are discussed and special attention is given to the Ophrys cornuta aggregate and a member of the O. fusca aggregate. A list of localities prospected from 6 to 18 May, 1998 is presented together with the orchids recorded.

Key-Words: Orchidaceae; Ophrys cornuta agg.; O. fusca agg.; Flora of Greece, Aegean Islands, Northern Sporades, Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos.