Holothrix villosa Lindl.

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Synonyms: Holothrix villosa Lindl. subsp. chimanimaniensis G. Will.
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: villosa: densely covered in hairs; villose.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2270 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Zimbabwe and probably in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 66.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 52.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 83.

Johnson, S., Bytebier, B, & Stärker H. (2015). Orchids of South Africa, a Field Guide Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 380. as Holothrix villosa var. villosa (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 40.

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 101 - 102. as Holothrix villosa var. villosa (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 96.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 70 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1990). New Orchids from the Flora Zambesiaca Region Kirkia 13(2) Pages 247 - 248. description of subsp. chimanimaniensis (Includes a picture).


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Holothrix villosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Holothrix villosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116460, retrieved 20 January 2018

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