African Plant Database

Eulophia mumbwaensis Summerh.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 416 (1927)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia seleensis var. kisanfuensis (De Wild.) Geerinck
=Lissochilus kisanfuensis De Wild. (1919)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 25-80 cm tall, slender; pseudobulbs ± subterranean, pear-shaped, 3-4-noded, 2-4x1-1,5 cm, in a chain; leaves 4-8, linear, grass-like, 9x0,3 cm, poorly developed at anthesis; inflorescence peduncle c. 34 cm long, with 1-2 sheaths; rachis 12-27 cm long, laxly 5-9-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 5-10 mm long; flowers ± spreading, sepals maroon-brown, petals pale-brown purple-striped, lip yellow purple veined (side lobes), spur reddish; pedicel and ovary 7-14 mm long, purple; sepals spreading, linear, 15-18x2 mm; petals oblong, 8-10x2-3 mm, porrect; lip 10-14 mm long, 6-8 mm wide, 3-lobed in middle; side lobes small; mid-lobe obovate, 4,5x3 mm, bent down at junction of lobes; callus of 3 fleshy basal ridges and long papillae in front; spur conical, 3-5 mm long, incurved; fruit pendent, c. 22 mm long.
Ecology : Brachystegia and other woodlands in dry rocky places; miombo; rocky hillsides; Kalahari sand woodland; dry dambos on sandy soil; grassland with Protea bushes; 1000-1600 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]: 529
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