Eulophia rolfeana Kraenzl.

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Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Eulophia sp. no. 5 sensu Grosvenor (1976) (Wild 4214)
Eulophia williamsonii Cribb
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial herb, 20-30 cm. Leaves usually 3, grass-like, just developing at the time of flowering. Inflorescence laxly up to 5-flowered. Sepals erect or suberect, purple-brown. Petals overlying the column, yellow-green with purple veining on the inside. Lip 3-lobed; mid-lobe yellow-green, purple near the apex with yellowish papillae. Spur cylindric, short, c. 2 mm, at right angles to the lip.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocky hillsides in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 17 February 2006

Cribb, P.J. (1977). New orchids from South Central Africa Kew Bulletin 32(1) Pages 165 - 169. as Eulophia williamsonii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 532 - 533.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 326. (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 rolfeana., retrieved 23 October 2016

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