Holothrix villosa Lindl.

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Synonyms: Holothrix villosa Lindl. subsp. chimanimaniensis G. Will.
Common names:
Status: Uncertain
Notes: As this species has been recorded from the Chimanimani Mts in Zimbabwe, it is likely to occur also on the Mozambique side of the mountains but as yet it has not been recorded there.
Derivation of specific name: villosa: covered with long, soft, weak hairs, villous
Altitude range: 1800 - 2270 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Zimbabwe and probably in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS?
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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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).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Holothrix villosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Holothrix villosa
African Plant Database: Holothrix villosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Holothrix villosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Holothrix villosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Holothrix villosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Holothrix villosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Holothrix villosa
Plants of the World Online: Holothrix villosa
Tropicos: Holothrix villosa
Wikipedia: Holothrix villosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Holothrix villosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116460, retrieved 9 December 2023

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