African Plant Database

Eulophia holubii Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(1): 60 (1897)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Orthochilus holubii (Rolfe) Bytebier
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Orthochilus holubii (Rolfe) Bytebier
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Orthochilus holubii (Rolfe) Bytebier (2014)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb, slender, 17-46 cm tall; tubers subterranean, irregularly shaped, c. 4x2,5 cm; leaves just appearing at anthesis, linear, grass-like, 12-40x0,1-0,7 cm; inflorescence elongate, laxly 2-10-flowered, peduncle with 4 sheaths as long as internodes; flowers showy, pale to deep pink, often flushed with purple, lip darker with white setae; bracts 15-30 mm long; pedicel and ovary 8-15 mm long; sepals lanceolate 14-20x3-6 mm; petals similar, 14-16x4-5 mm; lip 15-20 mm long, 10-13 mm wide, 3-lobed; side lobes rounded; mid-lobe rotund, 8-9x10-13 mm, edges erose; callus of 2 ridges in basal half with some long papillae in centre of mid-lobe; spur cylindrical, 3-6 mm long, slender.
Ecology : Open grassland; wooded grassland with Terminalia, Hyphaene; dry grassland on Kalahari sand or on sandy soils; dambo grassland; 1000-1400 m alt.
  Note: In Fl. Cameroun 35: 611, 2001 (pl. 255 F-I) a drawing represents a lip of “E. malangana”, made from specim. Baum 564. This picture does not correspond with E. malangana nor E. malangensis (syn. of E. livingstoneana), but rather with E. holubii (for further discussion, see below under E. malangana).
  Botswana, Namibia (Amboland).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht up to 0.3 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]: 507

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 370 (1999).
More info on :
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°45803 modified 2007-04-05
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