Eulophia streptopetala Lindl.

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Eulophia streptopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Eulophia streptopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Eulophia streptopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Eulophia streptopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rhodes' Street, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Eulophia grantii (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
Eulophia krebsii (Rchb. f.) Bolus
Eulophia paivaeana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
Lissochilus krebsii Rchb. f.
Lissochilus oatesii Rolfe
Lissochilus papilionaceus Rendle
Lissochilus streptopetalus (Lindl.) Lindl.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Tall terrestrial (up to 150cm). Pseudobulbs are well-developed and at least partly above ground. Leaves large, lanceolate and ribbed, present but not fully developed at flowering time. Inflorescence many-flowered. Flowers mostly facing down; sepals yellow-green with purple spots on the outside, mostly purple inside; petals bright yellow outside, creamy yellow inside. The lip is yellow with purple side-lobes and a purple-red spur.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Widespread and common in Zimbabwe, occurring in a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec (-Feb)
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 325.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 465 - 466. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 338. (Includes a picture).


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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 streptopetala., retrieved 2 December 2016

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