African Plant Database

Eulophia amblyosepala (Schltr.) Butzin
Protologue : Willdenowia 7(3): 587 (1975)
Information on the genus : Eulophia
Basionym : Lissochilus amblyosepalus Schltr.
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lissochilus amblyosepalus Schltr. (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial erect herb; pseudobulbs underground, fleshy, c. 3 cm high, irregular; leaves fleshy, acute, scarcely present at anthesis (7 cm long, 1 cm wide); peduncle erect, c. 60 cm tall, with a few sheaths; raceme to 9 cm long, lax, 8-12-flowered; bracts elliptic-lanceolate, acute, half as long as ovary; flowers erect-patent, glabrous, canary yellow; ovary and pedicel 20 mm long; sepals reflexed, ovate, obtuse, 8 mm long; petals suborbicular, 16x16 mm; lip c. 18 mm long, 3-lobed; side lobes erect, oblong-ligulate, c. 9 mm long; mid-lobe convex, elliptical, with cut-out apex, with a verrucose longitudinal line from base to apex and 2 thickened lines on either side; spur conical, barely 2,5 mm long; from Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 592, 1915.
Ecology : Montane meadows; c. 1350 m alt.
  Said to be close to Lissochilus rendlei Rolfe [= Eulophia speciosa.]
  Known only from the type (Stolz 436) collected in February, 1910, in Kondeland = Tanzania (T7), Rungwe District, c. 9°20’-9°30’Sx33°50’-34° E. Not cited in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Orchid. 3, 1989. Dubious species.
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Record n°59060 modified 2007-01-22
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