Holothrix tridactylites Summerh. 1962 Drawing by Mcloughlin

Partial sun Cold LATER Winter

Common Name The Three Fingered Holothrix

Flower Size .25" [.6 cm]

Found in Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania in short upland grasslands at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, basal, orbicular-reniform, shriveded at flowering leaf that blooms in the later winter on an erect, with a few lanceoalte bracts, retrorsely pubescent below, glabrous above, 3.6 to 8.4" [9 to 21 cm] long, more or less secund, rather lax, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, very acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Pt 3 Cribb 1989 Drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing