Acrolophia bolusii Rolfe 1911 Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

partial sun Cold Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name Bolus' Acrolophia [South African Botanist late 1800/early 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province in restio-veld in sand at elevations near sea level to 250 meters as a slender to robust, medium to just large sized, cold growing terrestrial with imbricate, conduplicate, linear, acute, coriaceous, grading above into tnarrowly lanceolate, papaery leaves that blooms in the spring to early summer on an erect, laxly branched,to 12" [30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 Drawing/photo fide;