!Holothrix cernua (Burm.f.) Schelpe 1966 Photos by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

partial sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Nodding Holothrix

Flower Size .1" [5 mm]

Found in western and southern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos and dry scrub at elevations near the sea level to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stem with stiff deflexed hairs and carrying several leaves above that blooms in the spring on an erect, lax to dense, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Habenaria hispida A.Spreng. 1828; Habenaria hispidula (L.f.) R.Br. 1810; Holothrix gracilis Lindl. 1836; Holothrix harveyana Lindl. 1836; Holothrix hispidula (L.f.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; Holothrix monotris Rchb.f. 1881; Holothrix squamulosa Lindl. 1836; Holothrix squamulosa var. hirsuta Bolus 1888; Holothrix squamulosa var. scabra Bolus 1888; Monotris secunda Lindl. 1835; *Orchis cernua Burm.f. 1768; Orchis hispida Thunb. 1794; Orchis hispidula L.f. 1782;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #4 13-16 tafel 5 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as H squamulosa photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 as H squamulosa photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 as H hispidula

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