Wie was Medusa?

As we saw in earlier parts of this series, orchid names are usually in Latin or ancient Greek. A rich source of these names is found in Greek mythology. No less than seven orchid species have been named after Medusa. But who was she?

Text and photographs: Rob Böck
rabock at xs4all.nl
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2-Moderne-voorstelling-van-Medusa-Courtney-TrowbridgeprcfY80
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