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:

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 181.

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).

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.

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

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

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 119. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia kyimbilae
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia kyimbilae
African Plant Database: Eulophia kyimbilae
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia kyimbilae
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia kyimbilae
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): 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
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia kyimbilae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eulophia kyimbilae
Tropicos: Eulophia kyimbilae
Wikipedia: 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 November 2019

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