Eulophia norlindhii Summerh.

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Eulophia norlindhii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia norlindhii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia norlindhii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia norlindhii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia norlindhii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mkwari Estate, on scenic drive around Lake Kyle

Eulophia norlindhii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mkwari Estate, on scenic drive around Lake Kyle

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Synonyms: Eulophia milnei Rchb. f. var. norlindhii (Summerh.) Geerinck
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Very small, slender terrestrial up to 35 cm tall, leafless at flowering time. Inflorescence up to 10-flowered, often secund. Flowers drooping. Sepals somewhat spreading, yellow-green, marked brownish inside. Petals yellow-green, overlying the column. Lip 3-lobed, white; midlobe with 3 ridges of papillae. Spur c. 3 mm, spherical at the the tip.
Notes: This is one of the smallest and most inconspicuous species in the genus, often less than 15 cm tall, and likely to be overlooked.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In miombo woodland, often on granite hills and rocky kopjes.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 27 January 2013
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 463.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 523.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 317. (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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 136.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia norlindhii
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West African Plants database: Eulophia norlindhii


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 norlindhii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119400, retrieved 28 September 2016

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