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Eulophia tuberculata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland

Eulophia tuberculata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
N side of the Mukuvisi River

Eulophia tuberculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, N side of River

Eulophia tuberculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, N side of River

Eulophia tuberculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, N side of River

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Synonyms: Eulophia platypetala Lindl.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial herb, 20-25 cm, leafless at flowering time. Inflorescence laxly several-flowered. Sepals brownish, reflexed. Petals pointing forwards, very broadly rounded, yellow, veined brownish on the inside. Lip 3-lobed; side lobes cream, heavily veined with red; mid-lobe with 3 yellow crests. Spur very short, conical.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland, grassland and scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 17 February 2006

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 340. (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 tuberculata
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Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia tuberculata
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia tuberculata

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African Plant Database: Eulophia tuberculata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia tuberculata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia tuberculata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia tuberculata
Tropicos: Eulophia tuberculata
West African Plants database: Eulophia tuberculata

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 tuberculata., retrieved 31 May 2016

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