Holothrix culveri Bolus 1905

Plant and inflorescence in situ Cape Province South Africa Photos by Cameron McMasters and The African Plants Website

Part sunCold Winter Spring

Common Name Culver's Holothrix

Flower Size .14" [3.5 mm]

Found in southwesern and southern Cape Province of South Africa in grasslands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a basally single, ground-hugging, ovoid to orbicular, cordate, wavy edged, glabrous leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a bracteate, shortly refelexed hairy, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying dimorphc flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide;