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.

Malawi: 9 taxa.

Holothrix longiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii Schltr.N,S
johnstonii Rolfe[End]S
longiflora RolfeC,SDescription, Image
nyasae RolfeN?
orthoceras (Harv.) Rchb. f.C,S
papillosa Summerh. N,SDescription
pleistodactyla Kraenzl.N
puberula Rendle N
tridactylites Summerh NDescription

Other sources of information about Holothrix:

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Flora of Mozambique: Holothrix
Flora of Zambia: Holothrix
Flora of Zimbabwe: Holothrix

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Holothrix
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Holothrix
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Holothrix
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Holothrix
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Holothrix
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Holothrix

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Holothrix.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=409, retrieved 19 November 2019

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