Eulophia coeloglossa Schltr.

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Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Christopher Chapano
Dekete, near Goodhope Primary School, Driefontein

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Christopher Chapano
Dekete, near Goodhope Primary School, Driefontein

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Christopher Chapano
Dekete, near Goodhope Primary School, Driefontein

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 30-65 cm tall, growing from a fleshy underground rhizome. Leaves 4-5 in a fan, linear, up to 35 × 0.8 cm, ribbed, sometimes only partly developed at the time of flowering. Inflorescence laxly 3-13-flowered. Sepals dark purple to purple-brown, erect, spathulate, 14-21 mm long. Petals deep pink to purple-pink, up to 18.5 × 12.5 mm, elliptic, overlying the column. Lip 12-19 mm long, obscurely 3-lobed, deep pink to purple-pink, with a callus of 2 fleshy ridges in the mouth of the spur. Spur saccate or conical, 4-8 mm long.
Notes: Despite the well researched history of Besna Kobila, the specimens in the photographs are the first records, not only from that location but from the entire Western Division.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In vleis and marshes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1430 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 11 October 2011
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 110 - 111. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 323.

Cribb, P. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 435 - 438. (Includes a picture).

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

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 492 - 494. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 334 - 335. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

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 120.


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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: Species information: Eulophia coeloglossa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119130, retrieved 28 July 2016

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