Botanical name

Bartholina etheliae

Family

Orchidaceae

Description

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.

Habitat

Dry fynbos, often found under bushes

Flower Date

October to December