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Eulophia rolfeana Kraenzl.
Protologue : Kunene-Sambesi-Exped. 213 (1903)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia williamsonii P.J. Cribb (1977)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial slender herb 20-30 cm tall; pseudobulbs partly above ground, pear-shaped, c. 4,5x1 cm, in a chain; leaves 3-7, partly developed at anthesis, grass-like, linear, 7-18x0,1-0,5 cm; inflorescences 1-2, laxly 2-5-flowered, peduncle with 1 bract below; flowers brownish-purple (sepals), petals and lip yellow-green purple-veined; bracts lanceolate, 8-10 mm long; pedicel and ovary 10-12 mm long, arched; sepals erect, linear, 13-15x2 mm, lateral ones pouched at base; petals ovate, 10-12x3-5 mm, overlying column; lip recurved, 12-16 mm long, 8 mm wide, 3-lobed in middle; side lobes erect; mid-lobe oblong, covered with white or yellow-green papillae, edges undulate; spur cylindrical, decurved, 2 mm long.
Ecology : Dry Brachystegia and miombo woodland; copper-bearing hills; rocky hillsides; dry dambo with scattered Protea spp.; usually on stony or sandy soil; in moist sand at edge of swamp; 850-1500 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]: 532
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