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The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show

Pleurothallis tarantula

(now Effusiella tarantula)

The itsy bitsy spider

Pleurothallis tarantula

DNA testing is helping to sort out some of the more crowded and confusing orchid genera, like Pleurothallis. This orchid’s genus name keeps changing, but the species name doesn’t: all agree that its tiny flowers look like tarantulas.