Eulophia subsaprophytica Schltr.

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Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Petra Ballings
Christon Bank, carpark

Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Saprophytic terrestrial, up to 70 cm. Stems purple-brown when young, turning greyish with age. Leaves 3, purple-brown, bract-like. Inflorescence lax, up to 20-flowered. Sepals linear, purple-brown, semi-erect, reflexed at the tips. Petals yellowish-purple, overlying the column but curled back at the tips. Lip 3-lobed, pointed, densely papillose, white, yellowish near the base. Spur up to 5 mm, slightly bulbous near the apex.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocky slopes in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 17 February 2006

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. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 324. (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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African Plant Database: Eulophia subsaprophytica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eulophia subsaprophytica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia subsaprophytica
Ispot Southern Africa : Eulophia subsaprophytica
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia subsaprophytica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia subsaprophytica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia subsaprophytica
Tropicos: Eulophia subsaprophytica
West African Plants database: Eulophia subsaprophytica

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 subsaprophytica., retrieved 27 September 2016

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