Delforge, P. 2013.- Ophrys bertolonii, Ophrys aurelia, Ophrys romolinii. Natural. belges 94 (Orchid. 26): 53-60.

Abstract. Delforge, P. 2013 - Ophrys bertolonii, Ophrys aurelia, Ophrys romolinii [Natural. belges 94 (Orchid. 26): 53-60]. The nomenclatural controversy about Ophrys bertolonii and its solution are evoked. After the neotypification of Ophrys bertolonii MORETTI 1823 by Baumann and Kčnkele (1986) and the selection of an epitype by Baumann et al. (2002), Ophrys romolinii SOCA 1823 is definitively a posterior synonym of Ophrys bertolonii MORETTI 1823. Consequently, Ophrys aurelia P. DELFORGE, J. DEVILLERS-TERSCHUREN & P. DEVILLERS 1989 is not a posterior synonym of Ophrys bertolonii MORETTI 1823. The presence of Ophrys bertolonii during two centuries in the surroundings of Genoa (Liguria, Italy), where it was described by Bertoloni (1804) under the name of Ophrys speculum(nom. illegit., non LINK 1800), is confirmed.

Key-Words: Orchidaceae; Ophrys bertolonii species group, Ophrys aurelia, Ophrys bertolonii, Ophrys romolinii. Nomenclature.