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Eulophia antunesii Rolfe
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot. 7: 236 (1889)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Pedicel (scape) 20-23 cm tall, with one leaf sheath at middle; raceme laxly 10-20-flowered; bracts narrowly lanceolate-linear, acuminate, 12-19 mm long; sepals linear-lanceolate, acute, 14-19 mm long; petals similar, but somewhat shorter and wider; lip 3-lobed, as long as petals, 12 mm wide; side lobes rounded; mid-lobe broadly oblong, with 5 fimbriate nerves; spur c. 4 mm (i.e. 2 lin.) long (original description in Bol. Soc. Brot. 7: 236, 1889; Rolfe in Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 59, 1898, gives c. 2 mm, i.e. 1 lin., long; Fritsch in Bull. Herb. Boiss., Sér. 2, 1: 1118, 1901, confirms the measure given in the original description).
Ecology : Stony ground.
  Known from the type collection, Antunes 23, and a specimen Dekindt seen by Fritsch (l.c.) (not cited by Figueiredo & Smith, l.c.). Said to be allied to E. adenoglossa, which, however, has “larger, more membranaceous flowers, the side lobes of the lip more sharply angled, a different crest, and a more slender and more acute spur” (Rolfe in Bol. Soc. Brot., l.c.). Thomas (in Lindleyana 13: 174, 1998) treats Eulophia antunesii Rolfe as a synonym of E. angolensis. However, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Orchidaceae, Roy. Bot. Gard., Kew, maintain E. antunesii as a distinct species, a “pseudobulb geophyte”.
 
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