Eulophia nyasae Rendle

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Eulophia nyasae

Photo: Bernard Beekes
Nr Ruzawi School

Eulophia nyasae

Photo: Bernard Beekes
Nr Ruzawi School

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Synonyms: Eulophia bletilloides Schltr.
Eulophia ecalcarata G. Will.
Eulophia farcta G. Will.
Eulophia florulenta Kraenzl.
Eulophia hockii De Wild.
Eulophia limodoroides Kraenzl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust terrestrial, semi-saprophytic herb, 25-40 cm tall, often forming small colonies. Leaves small, up to 6 cm long, brown. Inflorescence laxly to fairly densely many-flowered on a yellowish stem with 4-5 overlapping basal sheaths. Flowers often arising at various angles, not opening wide, pleasantly scented. Sepals more or less erect and somewhat spreading, brownish or greenish tinged purple. Petals yellow-green or whitish tinged purple-brown, overlying the column. Lip white with purple veins, 11-16 mm long, 3-lobed in the apical third; midlobe obovate-oblong with 3 ridges of papillae; margin very wavy. Spur stout, 3-8 mm long, swollen at the tip, straight or decurved.
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: Occurring in miombo woodland or scrub, usually among rocks on hillsides,
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1680 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Images last updated: Thursday 28 January 2010

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 522 - 523.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 318. (Includes a picture).

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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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 nyasae., retrieved 24 October 2016

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