Holothrix nyasae Rolfe 1898 Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Nyassa Holothrix [A Lake in between Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique]

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Tanzania in upland grasslands among rocks at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a mediu8m sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 elliptical to reniform, apiculate, long pubescent leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, long pubescent, secund laxly several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Holothrix nyasae var. blepharodactyla Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;