Eulophia tanganyikensis Rolfe

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Eulophia tanganyikensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Eulophia tanganyikensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: Eulophia chlorotica Kraenzl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, 40 to 60 cm, with small conical pseudobulbs. Leaves 3-4 erect, linear, plicate, well developed at the time of flowering. Inflorescence 6-12 flowered. Flowers not opening wide Sepals green, flushed with brown; petals white, folded forward over the column. Lip 3-lobed; side lobes erect; mid-lobe white with faint purple lines and 7 rows of papillae.
Derivation of specific name: tanganyikensis: of Tanganyika (Tanzania)
Habitat: In vleis and bogs
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and doubtfully Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 502.

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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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 tanganyikensis., retrieved 28 October 2016

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