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Eulophia seleensis (De Wild.) Butzin
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Basionym : Lissochilus seleensis De Wild.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eulophia seleensis (De Wild.) Butzin var. seleensis
 Lissochilus seleensis De Wild. (1903)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia seleensis var. kisanfuensis (De Wild.) Geerinck
=Lissochilus kisanfuensis De Wild. (1919)
=Eulophia kisanfuensis De Wild.
=Eulophia recurvata G. Will. (1980)
=Eulophia seleensis var. tenuiscapa (Schltr.) Geerinck
=Eulophia tenuiscapa Schltr. (1916)
Taxon infra-specific
Eulophia seleensis (De Wild.) Butzin var. seleensis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 28-50 cm tall, inconspicuous; pseudobulbs partly subterranean, conical, 2-4x0,5-2,5 cm; leaves 3-9 in a fan, developing at anthesis, linear, 12-20x0,2-0,8 cm; inflorescences 1-2, laxly 5-12-20-flowered, peduncle wiry, rachis 7-19 cm long; flowers erect, green-brown or yellow-green with white petals and lip; bracts linear, 4-9 mm long; pedicel and ovary horizontal, 13-25 mm long; sepals erect, linear, 12-25x1 mm; petals narrowly elliptic, c. 8x1,5-2 mm; lip 3-lobed, 7-10 mm long, 5-6 mm wide; side lobes rounded; mid-lobe reflexed, subcircular, 4x3,5 mm, < 1/2 of total length of lip; callus of 3 ridges with several papillate lines on mid-lobe; spur 3-6 mm long, conical or cylindrical, at right angles to lip; fruit pendent, 20-23 mm long.
Ecology : (Sandy) Brachystegia and miombo woodland; open woodland on rocky ground; rocky hillsides; bare rocky places under trees; 800-1650 m alt.
  Allied to E. mumbwaensis, E. macaulayae; very close to E. subulosa which is perhaps conspecific with E. seleensis.
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