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Spider Orchid
Bartholina burmanniana.jpg
Bartholina burmanniana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
Genus: Bartholina
Type species
Bartholina pectinata
R.Br. in W.T.Aiton

Bartholina is an orchid genus native to South Africa and Namibia.[1]

A member of the Fynbos plant kingdom, Bartholina is also known as the "Spider Orchid". The common name comes from the array of long, narrow petal lobes s that surround the flower, said to resemble the legs of a spider.

The genus is named after the seventeenth century Danish scientist Thomas Bartholin.

Two species are recognized:[1]


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