African Plant Database


Eulophia katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Basionym : Lissochilus katangensis De Wild.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lissochilus katangensis De Wild. (1904)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia paucisquamata De Wild. (1919)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb, slender, 10-60 cm tall; pseudobulbs ovoid-conical, 2-4x1-3,5 cm, 3-noded, subterranean, in a tight row, roots from their bases; leaves 3, erect, linear, grass-like, 20-40x0,3 cm, produced after anthesis; inflorescence laxly 2-8-flowered, 22-45 cm long; peduncle wiry, with 3 sheaths towards base; flowers erect, facing upwards, cream or pale pink or greenish yellow, veins darker, rarely white, c. 3 cm Ø; bracts lanceolate, 2-6 mm long; pedicel and ovary 10-16 mm long; sepals linear, 16-18x2 mm; petals similar, projecting over column; lip 8-15x7-9 mm, 3-lobed near middle; side lobes erect, rounded; mid-lobe suborbicular, c. 6x4 mm; callus of 3 ridges, papillose on mid-lobe; spur 7-10 mm long, straight; fruit erect, c. 17 mm long.
Ecology : Dry Brachystegia woodland; dry grassland; bare rocky patches or bare soil in open miombo; rocky hillsides and hills; open pebbly shale outcrop; in bare and hard-baked soil on hilltop; dry soil; 1000-2000 m alt.
  Seems to be self-pollinated. Closely related to E. acutilabra.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 514
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 45912
 
Record n°45912
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