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: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
longiflora RolfeNN
papillosa Summerh. W,ENw,N,Mc
puberula Rendle CC
tridactylites Summerh [VU]EMc

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Holothrix
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Holothrix
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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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Holothrix.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=409, retrieved 19 November 2017

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