Eulophia speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) Bolus

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Eulophia speciosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Just north of the Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Eulophia speciosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Just north of the Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Eulophia speciosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Just north of the Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

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Synonyms: Eulophia wakefieldii (Rchb. f. & S. Moore) Summerh.
Lissochilus brevisepalus Rendle
Lissochilus speciosus R.Br. ex Lindl.
Lissochilus wakefieldii Rchb. f. & S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial herb up to 1.5 (-1.8) m tall. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, fleshy, up to 65 cm long, usually absent at the time of flowering. Inflorescence 10-30-flowered. Flowers up to 4 cm in diameter. Sepals green; petals spreading, ovate, bright yellow. Lip bright yellow with reddish lines radiating from the centre. Spur conical, 3-8 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: speciosa: showy, good-looking
Habitat: In many types of woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: from the Arabian Peninsula through the eastern side of Africa to the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 16 December 2008
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 73. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 236 - 237. (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 338. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 128.


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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia speciosa
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Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia speciosa
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia speciosa

External websites:

African Plant Database: Eulophia speciosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eulophia speciosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia speciosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia speciosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia speciosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eulophia speciosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia speciosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Eulophia speciosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia speciosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia speciosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia speciosa
Tropicos: Eulophia speciosa
West African Plants database: Eulophia speciosa


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 speciosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119600, retrieved 2 October 2016

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