Holothrix exilis Lindl. 1835 Photo by Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall

Part shadeCold LATERSpring

Common Name The Thin Holothrix

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern and southwestern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos and dry scrub at elevations of 15 to 900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, minutely and thinly hairy stem carrying thinly hairy above, withered at blooming leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, to 11.6" [29 cm] long, lax, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Holothrix brachylabris Sond. 1846; Holothrix exilis var. brachylabris (Sond.) Bolus 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linderand Hall 1982 photo fide;