Holothrix nyasae Rolfe

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Status: Uncertain (see note)
Notes: Although mentioned in FTEA part 1(Summerhayes, 1968) and in A Provisional Checklist of Orchidaceae (Schelpe, 1973), no actual specimens are known and it is absent in Flora Zambesiaca (La Croix & Cribb, 1995).
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: referring to Lake Nyasa, where the type specimen was found
Habitat: In (sub)montane grassland and among rocks
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and doubtfully in Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N?
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 329.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 389.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 7 - 8.

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Flora of Malawi: Holothrix nyasae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Holothrix nyasae
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Holothrix nyasae
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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 nyasae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203610, retrieved 7 June 2023

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