Eulophia venulosa Rchb. f.

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Eulophia venulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Eulophia venulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Eulophia venulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Eulophia encyclioidea Schltr.
Eulophia paradoxa Kraenzl.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial, 20 to 40 cm, growing from ovoid underground pseudobulbous tubers. Leaves linear, just appearing at the time of flowering. Inflorescence 6-11 flowered. Sepals and petals purple-brown, rolled back near the apex. Lip white, side lobes greenish with purple veining,; mid-lobe with long white papillae.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of stony or sandy soils in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1530 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 526 - 534. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 322. (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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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 venulosa., retrieved 28 October 2016

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