Eulophia katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.

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Eulophia katangensis

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Near the nursery, Monavale Vlei

Eulophia katangensis

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Near the nursery, Monavale Vlei

Eulophia katangensis

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Near the nursery, Monavale Vlei

Eulophia katangensis

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Near the nursery, Monavale Vlei

Eulophia katangensis

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Near the nursery, Monavale Vlei

Eulophia katangensis

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Near the nursery, Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: Eulophia paucisquammata De Wild.
Lissochilus katangensis De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Herb, 10-60 cm. Leaves linear, grass-like, appearing after flowering. Inflorescence laxly 2-8-flowered. Flowers ± erect, cream or pale pink with a mauve lip or brownish with a purple or purple-green lip. Sepals linear; the dorsal erect, the laterals spreading. Lip 3-lobed; callus of 3 ridges, papillose on the mid-lobe. Spur 7-10 mm long.
Notes: This species flowers very early in the year, well before the onset of the rains.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:(Jul-)Sep
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 514 - 516. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 329.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 164 - 165. (Includes a picture).


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


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 katangensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119280, retrieved 24 July 2019

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