Holothrix incurva Lindl. 1836

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Lourens Grobler

Full shade Cool Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Bent Holothrix

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Lesotho, Cape Provine, Natal and Orange Free States of South Africa as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid on grassy rock ledges and in rock crevasses at elevations of 1500 to 2900 meters with a slender stem carrying broad, hairless leaves and blooms in the late spring and early summer on a minutely and thinly hairy, erect, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Holothrix rupicola Schltr.1897

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