Holothrix aphylla (Forssk.) Rchb.f. 1881

Plant in Situ Cape Province Photos by Cameron McMasters and The Pacific Bulb Society Website

Common Name The Leafless Holothrix

Flower Size

Found in western and southwestern Cape Province South Africa in rocky places among scrub at elevations of 150 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a minutely and thinly hairy stem carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, hairless, orbicular, cordate basally leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, terminal, lax, 3 to 13 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bucculina aspera Lindl. 1837; Holothrix confusa Rolfe 1912

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