African Plant Database

Eulophia walleri (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl.
Protologue : Taxon 63(1): 20 (2014)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Basionym : Cyrtopera walleri Rchb. f.
Status for SA : rejected (present)
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Orthochilus walleri (Rchb. f.) Bytebier
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyrtopera walleri Rchb. f.
 Orthochilus walleri (Rchb. f.) Bytebier
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia angustiflora Kraenzl. (1909)
=Eulophia piscicelliana Buscal. & Schltr. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 70-100(-130) cm tall, distinctive, attractive; tubers irregularly cylindrical-conical, 2,5-4x1,5-2 cm, in a tight chain; leaves 2-3, linear, grass-like, ribbed, 20-55x0,3-2 cm; inflorescence peduncle with 2-7 scarious sheaths 2-6 cm long; rachis 6-16 cm long, 8-20-flowered; flowers pendent, bright orange with yellow lip side lobes and callus; bracts setose, 15-40 mm long; pedicel and ovary 6-10 mm long; tepals pointing forward, linear; sepals 28-45-54x3-5 mm (the laterals the longest); petals 20-40x1,5-5 mm; lip straight, 20-27 mm long, 3-lobed near base; side lobes short; mid-lobe spathulate, 15-16x4 mm; callus of 2 ridges at base with many long papillae on mid-lobe; spur absent; fruit pendent, 15-20 mm long.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland and clearings, often on sandy soils; dambos; seasonally wet and poorly drained grassland; vlei; marshy places; open grassland on Kalahari sand, usually with tall grasses; copper-bearing hills; 175-1600 m alt.
  Namibia-Caprivi Strip (Loots in Red Data Book of Namibian Plants: 97, 2005, with map), Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht up to 1.3 m. Alt: ? - 305 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 393-394 (1999).
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Record n°45786
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