African Plant Database

Eulophia rhodesiaca Schltr.
Protologue : Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912 (1916)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia sankisiensis De Wild. (1919)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-30 cm tall; pseudobulbs mostly subterranean, conical, 2-3x1 cm, 3-4-noded, set close together in a chain; leaves 2-4, developing after anthesis, linear, grass-like, 10-30x0,5 cm; inflorescence peduncle wiry with 1 sheath below; rachis 3,5-7 cm long, laxly 1-5-flowered; flowers erect, brownish yellow; bracts lanceolate-acuminate, 3-5 mm long; pedicel and ovary 10-17 mm long; sepals ± erect, linear-oblanceolate, 10-15x1,5-3 mm; petals oblong-elliptic, 8-12x2,5-4 mm; lip 3-lobed in apical half, 8-10 mm long, 9-12 mm wide; side lobes erect; mid-lobe deflexed, suborbicular, c. 5x4 mm, margins erose; callus of 3 basal ridges with 3-7 yellow verrucose ridges on mid-lobe in front; spur 10-13 mm long, incurved, cylindrical from a wide funnel-shaped base; fruit erect, 16-18 mm long.
Ecology : Wooded savanna, open woodland and miombo, deciduous woodland; (burnt) grassland; rocky hillsides; on rocks (kopjes); 900-1700 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]: 516
More info on :
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 45926
Record n°45926
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