FZ.53. Eulophia Lindl.


Description of the genus

Terrestrial (rarely lithophytic) herbs, with underground rhizomes, pseudobulbs or tubers. Leaves usually present and green but in some species reduced or scale-like and brown; green leaves sheathing at base, sometimes with prominent longitudinal veins. Inflorescence arising from the base, usually racemose, rarely branched. Sepals and petals similar or with the petals much broader, free to the base or with lateral sepals fused at the base to the column-foot. Lip 3-lobed, spurred at base, usually with a callus of ridges or papillae on upper surface. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: c.200 species, tropical

Zimbabwe: 56 taxa.

Eulophia clitellifera

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acutilabra Summerh.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
alta (L.) Fawc. & RendleW,CDescription, Image
angolensis (Rchb. f.) Summerh.[DD]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
callichroma Rchb. f.N,W,C,E,SDescription
clitellifera (Rchb. f.) BolusN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
coeloglossa Schltr.[DD]N,W,C,EDescription, Image
cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
dactylifera P.J. CribbN,E
eylesii Summerh.N,C,E,S
flavopurpurea (Rchb. f.) Rolfe[DD]N,CDescription, Image
fridericii (Rchb. f.) A.V. HallN,C,E,SDescription, Image
gonychila Schltr.N,C,EDescription, Image
guineensis Lindl.N,W,EDescription, Image
hereroensis Schltr.[VU]W,C,EDescription, Image
hians Spreng. var. hians EDescription, Image
hians Spreng. var. inaequalis (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasE
hians Spreng. var. nutans (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasN,W,C,EDescription, Image
horsfallii (Bateman) Summerh. [DD]E,SDescription, Image
katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.C,E,SDescription, Image
kyimbilae Schltr.[DD]CDescription, Image
leachii Greatrex ex A.V. HallW,E,SDescription, Image
livingstoneana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
longisepala RendleN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
macaulayae Summerh.NDescription, Image
macrantha Rolfe[LR-nt]N
monile Rchb. f.N,C
monotropis Schltr.N,C
monticola RolfeEDescription, Image
mumbwaensis Summerh.N,C,EDescription, Image
norlindhii Summerh.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
nyasae RendleN,C,E,SDescription, Image
obscura P.J. CribbN,C
orthoplectra (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,E,SDescription, Image
ovalis Lindl. var. ovalis EDescription
ovalis Lindl. var. bainesii (Rolfe) P.J. Cribb & la CroixN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
parviflora (Lindl.) A.V. HallEDescription, Image
parvula (Rendle) Summerh.C
penduliflora Kraenzl.N,C,EDescription, Image
petersii (Rchb. f. ) Rchb. f.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pulchra (Thouars) Lindl.EDescription, Image
pyrophila (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,E
rhodesiaca Schltr.C
rolfeana Kraenzl.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
sabulosa Schltr.N,C,E,S
saxicola P.J. Cribb & G. Will.C,E
schweinfurthii Kraenzl.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
seleensis (De Wild.) ButzinN,W,C,E,SImage
sp.no.1 (Wild 3991)[End][VU]NDescription
speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) BolusN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
stachyodes Rchb. f.N,W,EDescription, Image
streptopetala Lindl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
subsaprophytica Schltr.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
tanganyikensis Rolfe[DD]N,W,CDescription, Image
tenella Rchb. f.C,EDescription, Image
tuberculata BolusC,E,SDescription, Image
venulosa Rchb. f.N,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eulophia:

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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: Eulophia
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia
Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulophia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia
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iNaturalist: Eulophia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia
Tropicos: Eulophia
Wikipedia: Eulophia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eulophia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=453, retrieved 26 September 2023

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