African Plant Database

Eulophia gastrodioides Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 337 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Heteromycotrophic (saprophytic) herb, leafless, without chlorophyll, 20-30 cm tall; with a subterranean rhizome, oblong, acute, roots absent; inflorescence peduncle with many loose closely set sheaths at base, upper sheaths spaced; raceme 5-40-flowered; flowers pale (colour unknown); bracts lanceolate, shorter than ovary; sepals and petals linear-oblong, c. 7x2 mm; lip 5 mm long, 3-lobed towards base; side lobes semi-orbicular; mid-lobe narrowly oblong, with a small obtuse callus towards base; spur cylindrical, 2 mm long, at right angles to lip.
Ecology : Miombo woodland; coastal forest; c. 33 m alt.
  Known from only 2 localities.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 518
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
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