Eulophia guineensis Lindl.

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Eulophia guineensis

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Victoria Falls

Eulophia guineensis

Photo: Bas Jongeling
Victoria Falls

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Synonyms: Eulophia quartiniana A. Rich.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial or occasional lithophytic herb, up to 65 cm. The clusters of conical pseudobulbs are mostly above ground. The leaves are elliptic up to 35 cm with distinct petioles, three to four leaves may be present at the time of flowering. Inflorescence lax, normally up to 7 flowers. Petals and sepals similar, narrowly lanceolate, 2 to 3 cm, greenish to dark purple-brown; lip large with undulate margins, white to pale pink with a varying darker magenta blotch in the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: guineensis: of Guinea; a historical term for much of West Africa. The type specimen was found in Sierra Leone.
Habitat: In shade among rocks in woodland or in riverine and low altitude forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa; also in north Yemen and Oman.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Images last updated: Monday 4 February 2013
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 124 - 125. (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 428 - 429. (Includes a picture).

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 59.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 465.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 302 - 303. (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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 88. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 127.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 118 - 119. (Includes a picture).


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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 guineensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119210, retrieved 26 May 2016

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