Eulophia kyimbilae Schltr.

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Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eulophia kyimbilae

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Frequency: Very occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 35-85 cm tall. Pseudobulbs underground, conical-ovoid, up to 3.5 × 2.5 cm, forming chains. Leaves 3-5 in a tuft or fan, linear-lanceolate, up to 20-55 cm long, ribbed, well-developed at time of flowering. Inflorescence unbranched, laxly up to 12-flowered. Flowers standing out horizontally but drooping after swelling of the ovary. Sepals green with purple-brown veining; dorsal sepal erect; lateral sepals spreading. Petals similar in colour to sepals, pointing forward, forming a hood over the column. Lip 9-15 mm long, 3-lobed in the apical third, often purple or greenish to dull yellow; side lobes erect; mid-lobe with 3 fleshy ridges in the basal half and several rows of papillae. Spur 1.5-3 mm long, cylindric, pointing downward.
Notes: Listed as Data Deficient but probably vulnerable to threatened due to habitat loss.
Derivation of specific name: kyimbilae: of Kyimbila, a place in Tanzania, where the type specimen was found
Habitat: In swampy grassland and seasonal vleis.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Monday 31 January 2011
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 500 - 502.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 314. (Includes a picture).

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


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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia kyimbilae
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia kyimbilae
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia kyimbilae

External websites:

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


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 kyimbilae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119290, retrieved 21 April 2019

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