FZ.9. Holothrix Lindl.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs with tubers. Leaves 1-2, radical, appressed to ground, sessile, ovate or circular. Scape erect, unbranched. Flowers sessile or ± so, often secund. Sepals subequal, free, green. Petals entire or lobed, often fleshy. Lip lobed or toothed, spurred, adnate to column at base. Column very short. Pollinia granular; caudicles very short; viscidia small, naked.

Worldwide: 50-60 species in trop. Africa, South Africa and trop. Arabia.

Zambia: 5 taxa.

Holothrix longiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
longiflora RolfeNNDescription, Image
orthoceras (Harv.) Rchb. f.
papillosa Summerh. W,ENw,N,McDescription
puberula Rendle CC
tridactylites Summerh [VU]EMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Holothrix:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Holothrix
Flora of Mozambique: Holothrix
Flora of Zimbabwe: Holothrix

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Holothrix
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Holothrix
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Holothrix
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Holothrix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Holothrix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Holothrix
JSTOR Plant Science: Holothrix
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Holothrix
Plants of the World Online: Holothrix
Tropicos: Holothrix
Wikipedia: Holothrix

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Holothrix.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=409, retrieved 28 February 2024

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