African Plant Database

Eulophia monticola Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(1): 60 (1897)
Notes : [non Schltr. 1915]
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia inyangensis Summerh. (1937)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-40 cm tall; pseudobulbs partly above ground, conical-ovoid, c. 4x3 cm; leaves 3-7, in a fan, linear, grass-like, 17-26x0,7-1,2 cm; inflorescence peduncle with 1-2 sheaths; rachis laxly 6-10-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 8-18 mm long; flowers green blotched olive-brown (sepals), petals and lip bright yellow; pedicel and ovary 10-20 mm long, arched; sepals ± lanceolate, 13-17x5-6 mm; petals ovate-elliptic, 10-13x5-10 mm, lying over column; lip 11-15 mm long, 10-14 mm wide, 3-lobed towards apex, with 3-7 undulate lamellae running the entire length of lip; side lobes triangular; mid-lobe subquadrate, 4-6x5-8 mm; spur cylindrical, 3-7 mm long, bent down halfway; fruit ?
Ecology : Grassland; woodland; among boulders after fire; 1100-2140 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 472
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