Eulophia petersii (Rchb. f. ) Rchb. f.

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Eulophia petersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia petersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia petersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near pool area, Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Eulophia petersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near pool area, Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Eulophia petersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near pool area, Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Eulophia petersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near pool area, Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms: Galeandra petersii Rchb. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial with large pseudobulbs mostly above ground. Leaves 2-4, grey-green, stiffly succulent with serrated margins, somewhat folded along their length. Inflorescences up to 2.5 m tall, branched, laxly many-flowered. Petals erect and sepals overlying the column, all green, heavily tinged with purple-brown and curled back at the apex. Lip 3-lobed; sidelobes greenish with purple veining; mid-lobe white with purple lamellae. Spur 6 mm, cylindric.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: petersii: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat: A widespread species, often forming large colonies with, growing with other succulent plants, on shallow soil overlying granite domes or in sandy soils in hot, dry areas of woodland or riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Friday 17 February 2006
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 74. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 129.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 331. (Includes a picture).


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West African Plants database: Eulophia petersii


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 petersii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119500, retrieved 27 July 2016

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