Holothrix thodei Rolfe 1912

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Full sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name Thode's Holothrix

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

Found in Cape Province, Lesotho, Natal, and Orange Free State in rocky grasslands at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters in full sun as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with hairs on the upper surface and withering by blooming leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [to 25 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 photo fide;