African Plant Database


Eulophia gracilis Lindl.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Reg. 9: t. 742 (1823)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Galeandra gracilis (Lindl.) Lindl.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eulophia laurentiana Kraenzl.
=Eulophia preussii Kraenzl.
=*Eulophia virens A. Chev. (1920)
=Eulophia ciliata (Schumach.) Rchb. f. (1863)
=Graphorkis extinctoria Lindl.
=Galeandra extinctoria Lindl.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial, rarely epiphytic herb 40-150 cm tall; pseudobulbs conical, 4-10x2-3 cm; leaves to 6, basal, long-petiolate, narrowly elliptic, acute, 20-50x0,7-2,5 cm; inflorescence laxly 10-30-flowered, peduncle with 2-3 spaced sheaths, rachis 10-30 cm long; flowers green with brown streaks or flecks, lip yellowish white; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5-15x2-3 mm; pedicel and ovary 10-13 mm long; sepals and petals ± elliptic, 6-7x5-7 mm; lip obovate, truncate, with a tooth-like callus near tip, apex with brownish ciliae; spur slender, 4-8 mm long, apex swollen.
Ecology : Rain-forest, dense forest, gallery and riverine forest; forest edges; plantations of Hevea and Coffea; epiphyte at foot of old trees or on (fallen) trunks; in heavy shade; 5-706 m alt.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
 
Map
carte afrique num 45946
 
Record n°45946 modified 2009-05-27
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