Orthochilus holubii (Rolfe) Bytebier

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Synonyms: Eulophia holubii Rolfe
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: holubii: after Dr Emil Holub (1847-1902), Czech author, physician, naturalist and explorer in Southern Africa.
Habitat: Dry open grassland and wooded grassland on Kalahari sands or dambo grasslands.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 59. As Eulophia holubii

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

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 507.

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. As Eulophia holubii

Martos, F., Johnson, S.D., Peter, C.I & Bytebier, B. (2014). A molecular phylogeny reveals paraphyly of the large genus Eulophia (Orchidaceae): A case for the reinstatement of Orthochilus Taxon 63(1) Page 19.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 120. As Eulophia holubii

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

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 154 - 155. As Eulophia holubii (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Orthochilus holubii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthochilus holubii
African Plant Database: Orthochilus holubii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Orthochilus holubii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthochilus holubii
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthochilus holubii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthochilus holubii
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Tropicos: Orthochilus holubii
Wikipedia: Orthochilus holubii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Orthochilus holubii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119260, retrieved 27 February 2024

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