Eulophia walleri (Rchb. f.) Kraenzl.

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Eulophia walleri

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Ancuabe district, Cabo Delgado province

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Synonyms: Cyrtopera walleri Rchb. f.
Eulophia angustiflora Kraenzl.
Eulophia piscicelliana Buscal. & Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Very rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Native
Description:
Slender terrestrial, up to 1 m tall. Leaves 2-3, linear, grass-like, 30-55 cm long, well developed at time of flowering. Inflorescence fairly densely 8-20-flowered. Flowers drooping, bright orange to vermillion-red, lip usually paler at the base and with a yellow callus. Petals and sepals similar, linear, 26-55 mm long, petals sorter than sepals. Spur absent.
Notes:
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Habitat: Open grassland on kalahari sand, dambo and other poorly drained grassland and on sandy soils in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar(Apr)
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia (Caprivi), DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Content last updated: Monday 10 October 2011
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eulophia walleri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119680, retrieved 26 July 2014

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