Holothrix papillosa Summerh 1960

Photo courtesy of JSTOR Plant Science Website


Drawing by Geerink


Common Name The Tiny-Finger-Like Holothrix

Flower Size .214" [6 mm] long

Found in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania in open montane grasslands and upland Brachystegia woodlands at elevations of 1680 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed to the ground, ovate to reniform, obtuse to apiculate, hirsute above leaves that blooms in the late summer on an erect, densely long hirsute, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Holothrix brachycheira Summerh.1960

References Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as H brachycheira; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 photo fide;