Eulophia hians Spreng.
var. hians

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Eulophia hians var. hians

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eulophia hians var. hians

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eulophia hians var. hians

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eulophia hians var. hians

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms: Eulophia clavicornis Lindl. var. clavicornis
Common names:
Frequency: Apparently rare.
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 25 - 75 cm tall. Leaves 5-6, linear, up to 75 cm long, just developing at time of flowering (in this variety). Inflorescence laxly few to many-flowered. Flowers somewhat drooping, not opening wide, often self-pollinating. Sepals deep plum-purple; petals pale lilac-blue. Lip 3-lobed with dark purple, spreading veins on the side lobes; mid lobe with a yellow crest of papillae. Spur not swollen, 4-7 mm long, slightly incurved.
Notes: See var. nutans and var. inaequalis for comparison.
It is easily distinguished from the other varieties by the deep purple flower colour, which is greenish-yellow to yellow or olive-green and white in those varieties.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In(sub) montane grassland, often after grass fires.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1640 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Eestern Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 15 December 2008
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African Plant Database: Eulophia hians
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eulophia hians
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia hians
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia hians
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia hians
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eulophia hians
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia hians
Ispot Southern Africa : Eulophia hians
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia hians
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia hians
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia hians
Tropicos: Eulophia hians
West African Plants database: Eulophia hians


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 hians var. hians.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119230, retrieved 27 June 2016

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