Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Bartholina burmanniana

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 Bartholina burmanniana


Flowers usually found singly in clay slopes and flats in fynbos or Restio-veld


Near sea level to 1200m

Flowering time

August to October usually after fire


Slender plant to 23cm tall with hairy stem. Basal leaf (pressed to the ground), solitary, sessile, round with cordate base, up to 18mm in diameter. Flower solitary, white, sometimes pale mauve, greenish sepals, with lip deeply divided into thread-like, pointed lobes - (distinct from B. etheliae which has knob-ended lobes). Spur down-curved, 8-12mm long. Bartholina after Thomas Bartolin, died 1680, a Danish botanist. burmanniana after a Mr. Burman, botanist and collector in South Africa

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2017 / 3 / 27