Holothrix aphylla (Forssk.) Rchb.f. 1881

Plant in Situ Cape Province Photos by Cameron McMasters and The Pacific Bulb Society Website

Common Name The Leafless Holothrix

Flower Size .14 to .26" [3.5 to 6.5 mm]

Found in western and southwestern Cape Province South Africa in rocky places among scrub at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a minutely and thinly hairy stem carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, hairless, orbicular, cordate basally leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, lax, 3 to 13 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bucculina aspera Lindl. 1837; Holothrix confusa Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchid Of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schlepe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;