Holothrix parviflora (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1881 Photos by Jan Conradie

Common Name The Small Flowered Holothrix

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Cape Province and southern Natal South Africa in dry scrub and scrub forests at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a few broad hairless leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, terminal, minutely and thinly pilose, to 8.4" [21 cm] long, lax, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Holothrix lindleyana Rchb.f 1881; Tryphia nivea Zeyh. ex Harv. 1838; *Tryphia parviflora Lindl. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Holothrix lindleyana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as H lindleyana; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982

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