Eulophia horsfallii (Bateman) Summerh.

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Eulophia horsfallii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Chongwe District, Great East Road 130 km, Nyabutaye, 80-mile dambo.

Eulophia horsfallii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Chongwe District, Great East Road 130 km, Nyabutaye, 80-mile dambo.

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Synonyms: Eulophia rosea (Lindl.) A.D. Hawkes
Lissochilus horsfallii Bateman.
Lissochilus roseus Lindl.
Lissochilus sandersonii Rchb. f.
Common names:
Status: Native
Large terrestrial herb, up to 3 m tall, growing from a rhizome with stout whitish roots. Leaves 3-5, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 30-250 cm long, petiolate, ribbed, evergreen. Inflorescence rather laxly several- to many-flowered. Sepals olive-green to purple-brown, more or less erect; petals white, pink or purple-pink, broadly ovate-elliptic, overlying the column; lip 3-lobed with side lobes erect green, purple-veined, mide-lobe purple with 3 creamy-yellow crests; spur, 4-10 mm long conical.
Derivation of specific name: rosea: becoming reddish, referring to the colours of the flowers, although these can be rather variable
Habitat: In wet and swampy places in riverine and evergreen forest, along streams and vleis and at the base of mountain slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Saturday 12 November 2011

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 234 - 235. as Eulophia horsfallii (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 323. as Eulophia horsfallii

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 59. as Eulophia horsfallii

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 180.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 487 - 489. as Eulophia horsfallii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 334. as Eulophia horsfallii

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 368 - 369. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 372 - 373. as Eulophia horsfallii (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 392. as Eulophia horsfallii

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 135. as Eulophia horsfallii

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia horsfallii
African Plant Database: Eulophia horsfallii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eulophia horsfallii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulophia horsfallii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia horsfallii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia horsfallii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia horsfallii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eulophia horsfallii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia horsfallii
Ispot Southern Africa: Eulophia horsfallii
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia horsfallii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia horsfallii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia horsfallii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia horsfallii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eulophia horsfallii
Tropicos: Eulophia horsfallii

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eulophia horsfallii., retrieved 19 July 2019

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