African Plant Database

Eulophia massokoensis Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 580 (1915) 
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia friesii Schltr. (1916)
=*Eulophia venulosa auct. sensu Geerinck (1992)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-46 cm tall; pseudobulbs conical to ovoid, 1,5-4x1-1,5 cm, in a chain, partly subterranean; leaves 6-7, in a fan, linear, to 16x0,2 cm, just starting to develop at anthesis; inflorescence peduncle wiry, with a short sheath in middle; rachis 5-11 cm long, laxly 5-10-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 3-7 mm long; flowers chocolate-brown, lip white or cream; pedicel and ovary 7-11 mm long; sepals erect, linear, 10-15x1-1,5 mm; petals narrowly oblong, 8-11x1-2 mm, lying over column; lip 10-13 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, 3-lobed at halfway; side lobes narrowly oblong; mid-lobe elliptic, 5-6x3-4 mm, margins often curved up; callus of 3 basal fleshy ridges turning to dissected lamellae or flap-like papillae on mid-lobe; spur clavate, 3-4 mm long, deflexed; fruit pendent, 13-18 mm long.
Ecology : Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland, in shade; forming large colonies; 700-2500 m alt.
  Resembling E. seleensis.
  Also in Zaire ?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 533
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carte afrique num 45915
Record n°45915
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