African Plant Database

Eulophia kyimbilae Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 584 (1915) 
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 35-85 cm tall; pseudobulbs subterranean, ovoid-conical, 2-3,5x1-2,5 cm, in chains; leaves 3-5, in a fan, linear-lanceolate, grass-like, ribbed, 20-55x0,5-1,5 cm; inflorescence slender, laxly 7-12-flowered, peduncle with 4-5 sheaths 6 cm long; flowers green or maroon, lip purple or green; bracts scarious, lanceolate, 6-14 mm long; pedicel and ovary 12-20 mm long; sepals lanceolate, 9-17x2-5 mm; petals narrowly elliptic, 8-12x3-5 mm; lip 9-15x6-10 mm, 3-lobed in apical 1/3; side lobes erect, rounded; mid-lobe oblong, 3-5x3-4 mm; callus of 3 fleshy ridges in basal half of lip, terminating in several rows of short fleshy papillae; spur 1,5-3 mm long, incurved; fruit pendent, c. 25 mm long.
Ecology : Swampy meadows by rivers; river swamp; seasonally wet grassland; forest fringes; early burnt vlei; 1200-2150 m alt.
  N Botswana.
  Closely allied to E. stachyodes (with much larger flowers).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.35 - 0.85 m. Alt: ? - 1000 m. Distribution: BOT

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 500-502
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