Holothrix triloba (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1901 Collection sheet and drawing by Thomson and The Europeana Website

Common Name The Three Lobed Holothrix

Flower Size

Found in southwest Tanzania in upland grasslands at elevations of 2100 to 2250 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with obovoid tubers giving rise to 1 to 2, basal, orbicular leaves that are ofen shriveled at blooming on an erect, rachis 2.8 to 5.2" [7 to 13 cm] long, rather densely many flowered, secund inflorescence with numerous, lanceolate, acuminate sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate, nearly as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Deroemera triloba Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Deroemeria triloba; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;