Abstract. P. Delforge.-  Contribution to the knowledge of the early-flowering Orchids of  the Province of Alicante (Spain) [Natural. belges 80 (Orchid. 12) (1999): 233-243]. Observations in the Province of Alicante have revealed the presence of 11 early-flowering Orchid species. Four of them are species of the Ophrys fusca complex. An updated list of species is presented as well as the localities prospected from 15 to 28 March, 1999.

Key-Words: Flora of Spain; flora of the Province of Alicante. Orchidaceae; Ophrys fusca s.l.