Eulophia livingstoniana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.

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Eulophia livingstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia livingstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia livingstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia livingstoniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Eulophia livingstoneana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
Lissochilus livingstoneanus Rchb. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, mostly up to 70 cm. Leaves only just starting to develop at flowering time. Inflorescence laxly up to 12-flowered. Petals and sepals varying from very pale pink to deep purple-pink. Petals erect; sepals reflexed. Lip 3-lobed; side lobes spreading, greenish-brown with darker veins; mid-lobe deep purple-pink, white towards the throat, reflexed on the sides. Column purple, up to 10 mm long, very conspicuous. Spur 6 mm, conical, obtuse, more or less covered by the reflexed sepals. The flowers may vary considerably in colour and size but the distinct shape makes them easily recognisable.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: livingstoniana: named after the legendary Scottish explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873).
Habitat: In a variety of woodland and grassland habitats, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 17 February 2006
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 236 - 237. (Includes a picture).

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

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


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West African Plants database: Eulophia livingstoniana


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 livingstoniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119310, retrieved 25 August 2016

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