Eulophia leachii Greatrex ex A.V. Hall

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Eulophia leachii

Photo: Helen Pickering
Bovu island on left hand side of path from landing stage to camp

Eulophia leachii

Photo: Helen Pickering
Bovu island on left hand side of path from landing stage to camp

Eulophia leachii

Photo: Helen Pickering
Bovu island on left hand side of path from landing stage to camp

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Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, up to c. 70 cm tall. Pseudobulbs mostly above ground, 6-14 cm long, cylindric to narrowly conical. Leaves 4-5, linear, up to 38 × 1.5 cm, leathery; margin finely toothed. Inflorescence unbranched, laxly up to 20-flowered. Sepals olive-green, more or less tinged purple-brown; dorsal sepal erect; lateral sepals somewhat spreading, turned back at the tips. Petals striped green and purple, more or less pointing forward, curled back at the tips. Lip 16-20 mm long, obscurely 3-lobed, greenish near the base, white on the apical half with purple veining on the sides and 3 crests of papillae down the centre; margin irregularly crisped. Column purple, 9-11 mm long. Spur 3-5 mm, cylindric, bent forwards.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leachii: named after Larry Leach (1909-1996), English businessman, who came to Rhodesia in 1938 and, as an amateur botanist, became a major expert on succulent genera, particularly Euphorbia.
Habitat: Occurring on sandy soil in dry deciduous woodland along the margins of pans and rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1050 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Caprivi-Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Gauteng and northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 28 January 2010
Literature:

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 88. (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 leachii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119300, retrieved 26 June 2016

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