FZ.53. Eulophia Lindl.


Description of the genus

Terrestrial (rarely lithophytic) herbs, with underground rhizomes, pseudobulbs or tubers. Leaves usually present and green but in some species reduced or scale-like and brown; green leaves sheathing at base, sometimes with prominent longitudinal veins. Inflorescence arising from the base, usually racemose, rarely branched. Sepals and petals similar or with the petals much broader, free to the base or with lateral sepals fused at the base to the column-foot. Lip 3-lobed, spurred at base, usually with a callus of ridges or papillae on upper surface. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: c.200 species, tropical

Zimbabwe: 56 taxa.

Eulophia clitellifera

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acutilabra Summerh.N,C,E,S
alta (L.) Fawc. & RendleW,CDescription
angolensis (Rchb. f.) Summerh.[DD]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
callichroma Rchb. f.N,W,C,E,SDescription
clitellifera (Rchb. f.) BolusN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
coeloglossa Schltr.[DD]N,W,C,EDescription, Image
cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
dactylifera P.J. CribbN,E
eylesii Summerh.N,C,E,S
flavopurpurea (Rchb. f.) Rolfe[DD]N,CImage
fridericii (Rchb. f.) A.V. HallN,C,E,SDescription, Image
gonychila Schltr.N,C,E
guineensis Lindl.N,W,EDescription, Image
hereroensis Schltr.[VU]W,C,EDescription, Image
hians Spreng. var. hians EDescription, Image
hians Spreng. var. inaequalis (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasE
hians Spreng. var. nutans (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasN,W,C,EDescription, Image
horsfallii (Bateman) Summerh. [DD]E,SDescription, Image
katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.C,E,SDescription, Image
kyimbilae Schltr.[DD]CDescription, Image
leachii Greatrex ex A.V. HallW,E,SDescription, Image
livingstoniana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
longisepala RendleN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
macaulayae? Summerh.N
macrantha Rolfe[LR-nt]N
monile Rchb. f.N,C
monotropis Schltr.N,C
monticola RolfeE
mumbwaensis Summerh.N,C,E
norlindhii Summerh.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
nyasae RendleN,C,E,SDescription, Image
obscura P.J. CribbN,C
orthoplectra (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,E,S
ovalis Lindl. var. ovalis EDescription
ovalis Lindl. var. bainesii (Rolfe) P.J. Cribb & la CroixN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
parviflora (Lindl.) A.V. HallEDescription, Image
parvula (Rendle) Summerh.C
penduliflora Kraenzl.N,C,EDescription, Image
petersii (Rchb. f. ) Rchb. f.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pulchra (Thouars) Lindl.EDescription, Image
pyrophila (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,E
rhodesiaca Schltr.C
rolfeana Kraenzl.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
sabulosa Schltr.N,C,E,S
saxicola P.J. Cribb & G. Will.C,E
schweinfurthii Kraenzl.N,W,E,S
seleensis (De Wild.) ButzinN,W,C,E,S
sp.no.1 (Wild 399)[End][VU]N
speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) BolusN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
stachyodes Rchb. f.N,W,EDescription, Image
streptopetala Lindl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
subsaprophytica Schltr.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
tanganyikensis Rolfe[DD]N,W,CDescription, Image
tenella Rchb. f.C,EDescription, Image
tuberculata BolusC,E,SDescription, Image
venulosa Rchb. f.N,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eulophia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: Eulophia
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia
Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eulophia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eulophia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=453, retrieved 24 October 2016

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