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Bartholina burmanniana (Spider orchid)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae > Genus: Bartholina

Bartholina burmanniana (Spider orchid) Bartholina burmanniana (Spider orchid)

The Spider orchid (Bartholina burmanniana) flowering in spring on the recently burnt lower slopes of Babylons Tower, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Bartholina burmanniana flowering in spring on a damp slope in a burn on the Cedarberg Mountains above the Middelberg pass, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]