Holothrix mundii Sond. 1846

Plant and flowers in situ Cape Province Photos by Cameron McMaster and The African Plants Website

Part sunCold Winter Spring

Common Name Mund's Holothrix [German South African Collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size .06 to .14" [1.5 to 3.5 mm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province of South Africa in grasslands at elevations of near sea level to 900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte with a slender, ebracteate, short reflexed hairy stem carrying rounded to ovoid, pilose leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a condensed, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, 13 or so flowered inflorescence.


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