Holothrix brevipetala Immelman & Schelpe 1981 Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

partial sunCold Spring Summer

Common Name The Short-Petaled Holothrix

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province in rocky areas in dry scrub at elevations near sea level to 1100 meters as a slender, small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stem with stiff deflexed hairs and carrying several densely hairy above leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, lax to dense, many flowered inflorescence


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