Eulophia alta (L.) Fawc. & Rendle

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Eulophia alta

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

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Synonyms: Cyrtopera woodfordii (Sims) Lindl.
Cyrtopodium woodfordii Sims
Dendrobium longifolium Kunth
Eulophia longifolia (Kunth) Schltr.
Eulophia woodfordii (Sims) Rolfe
Limodorum altum L.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 1-2 m tall. Leaves erect, lanceolate, up to 1.2 m long, plicate with a long petiole. Inflorescence densely many-flowered. Sepals greenish-yellow; petals tinged reddish-brown to red-purple; lip 3-lobed in the apical half, reddish-brown to purple, with whitish papillae on the 5 central veins of the mid-lobe; base of the lip saccate, greenish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: alta: tall
Habitat: In wet places in riverine forest and thicket.
Altitude range: (metres) 890 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, CAR, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, DRC, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also in South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 5 February 2013
Literature:

Cribb, P. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) FTEA Page 435.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 58.

La Croix, I and Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) FZ 11(2) Pages 486 - 487.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 95.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 119.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eulophia alta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119080, retrieved 21 December 2014

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