Holothrix brevipetala Immelman & Schelpe 1981 Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

partial sun Cool Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Short-Petaled Holothrix

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province in rocky areas in dry scrub at elevations near sea level to 1100 meters as a slender, small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stem with stiff deflexed hairs and carrying several densely hairy above leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on an erect, lax to dense, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo;