AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Holothrix triloba (Rolfe) Kraenzl., Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 938 (1901).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Deroemera triloba Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 197 (1898).
Description:
Caule 15—22 cm alto sub anthesi aphyllo, squamis bractesceutibus paucis infra spicam, spica 6—12 cm longa subsecunda multiflora, bracteis lanceolatis s. ovati-lanceolatis acuminatis 4—7 mm longis pedicellos superantibus. Sepalis ovatis apiculatis vix 3 mm longis, petalis oblongi-lanceolatis 7—8 mm longis medium usque tripartitis, labello oblongo tertia parte antica in lobulos 3 lineares diviso basi late-elliptico, calcari-cylindraceo acuto curvulo 8 mm longo quam labellum subbreviore ; gynostemio strict 2 mm alto, rostello triangulo acuto.
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Habitat:
Distribution:
SW. Tanzania