Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Bartholina etheliae

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Dry fynbos, often found under bushes


Near sea level to 1800m

Flowering time

October to November, sometimes earlier


Plants slender up to 28cm tall with hairy stem. Leaf single, roundish up to 35mm in diameter with cordate base. Flower solitary, petals and lip pale lilac-blue to whitish, sepals pale green. Lip up to 32mm long, much divided into spreading, narrowly linear segments each with a white terminal knob. Spur narrowly conical, 6-9mm long. Bartholina after Thomas Bartolin, died 1680, a Danish botanist. etheliae after Ethel, the first name of discoverer of the species B. etheliae

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2017 / 3 / 23