Holothrix longicornu G.J.Lewis 1938 Photo by William Liltved and The Discovery of the Orchid Holothrix longicornu G J Lewis on the Cape Penninsula Website

Part shadeCold Spring Summer

Common Name The Long Spur Holothrix

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern and southwestern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos and dry scrub at elevations of 15 to 900 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender, minutely and thinly hairy stem carrying thinly hairy above, withered at blooming leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, to 11.6" [29 cm] long, lax, many flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linderand Hall 1982; Veldsflora December 2006 The Discovery of the Orchid Holothrix longicornu G J Lewis on the Cape Penninsula William Liltved

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