Eulophia hereroensis Schltr.

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Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Ineke te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Ineke te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Piet te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Ineke te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Piet te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Eulophia junodiana Kraenzl.
Eulophia pillansii Bolus
Eulophia undulata Rolfe
Common names:
Frequency: Uncommon
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb 30-50 cm tall, growing from a chain of mostly subterranean pseudobulbs. Leaves up to 7 forming a fan, linear, 12-30 cm long, present or just appearing at flowering time; basal sheath often spotted purple-brown. Inflorescence laxly several-flowered. Flowers with sepals olive-green to purplish, oblong to lanceolate, 13-16 mm long; petals yellow to yellow-green, oblong-lanceolate, 11.5-12.5 mm long; lip yellow-green with maroon veining, 12-15 mm long, 3-lobed in the apical third; spur more or less cylindric, 3-4.5 mm long, straight or bent forward, blunt and often bilobed at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: hereroensis: from Hereroland in Namibia, inhabited by the Herero people
Habitat: On rocky outcrops in woodland, among granite boulders and in sandy soils overlying granite rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1075 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

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Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 81.

Johnson, S., Bytebier, B, & Stärker H. (2015). Orchids of South Africa, a Field Guide Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 305. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 471.

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 381 - 382. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 95.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 350 - 351. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 127.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 186.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia hereroensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia hereroensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia hereroensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia hereroensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eulophia hereroensis
Tropicos: Eulophia hereroensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eulophia hereroensis., retrieved 21 April 2019

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