Holothrix secunda (Thunb.) Rchb.f. 1881 Photo by P Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Secund Holothrix [refers to the flowers being on one side of the inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in western and southwestern Cape Province South Africa in dry scrub at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with round, hairless leaves that blooms in the later winter through mid spring on an erect, terminal, minutely, thinly pubescent, to 12" [30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Orchis secunda Thunb. 1794; Tryphia major Sond. 1846; Tryphia secunda (Thunb.) Lindl. 1835;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchid Of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schlepe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;