African Plant Database

Eulophia venulosa Rchb. f.
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia paradoxa Kraenzl. (1904)
=Eulophia encyclioides Schltr.
=Eulophia humilis Rendle (1895) non Schltr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial slender herb 15-75 cm tall; pseudobulbs subterranean, ovoid-conical, erect, 1-6x1-2 cm, 3-4-noded; leaves 3-7, developing during or after anthesis, erect, linear, 5-24x0,1 cm; inflorescence peduncle with 1 brownish sheath; rachis 10-28 cm long, laxly 5-20-flowered; flowers pinkish-brown, faintly reticulate-veined, lip white, side lobes green with purplish veins; bracts 2-10 mm long; pedicel and ovary 8-12 mm long; sepals erect, linear, 15-22x2-4 mm, tips rolled back; petals lanceolate, semi-erect, 9-12x2,5-4 mm, tips curled back; lip 11-20 mm long, 5-8 mm wide, broadest at base; side lobes erect; mid-lobe elliptic, 11-12x6-8 mm; callus of 3 basal fleshy ridges with several lines of long papillae on mid-lobe; spur cylindrical, sigmoid, 3-5 mm long; fruit pendent, 16-18 mm long.
Ecology : Brachystegia and miombo woodland in dryish areas, on poor stony usually sloping ground; sandy granite soil; wooded grassland; coastal forest; 10-1500 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]: 533
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