Eulophia tenella Rchb. f.

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Eulophia tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinziwa, Vumba

Eulophia tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinziwa, Vumba

Eulophia tenella

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinziwa, Vumba

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Synonyms: Eulophia natalensis Rchb. f.
Common names:
Status: Native
Small terrestrial less than 30 cm tall. Leaves linear, grass-like, usually present at time of flowering. Inflorescence fairly densely few to several flowered. Sepals greenish, heavily spotted brown or dull purple; petals pale yellow, blotched with purple on the inside; lip 3-lobed, yellowish-brown with fleshy lamellae on the 3 central veins; spur 2-3.5 mm.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In submontane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1330 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Endemic status:
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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 tenella., retrieved 25 May 2016

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