Eulophia ovalis Lindl.
var. ovalis

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
This variety can be distinguished from E. ovalis var. bainesii by the shorter leaves and slightly smaller flowers, which have more purplish sepals, darker on the outside, and white petals, minutely speckled with blue. It is more common in South Africa and has only once been recorded in Zimbabwe, in the Mutasa District, Penhalonga (Kativu 394, 19-01-1989).
Derivation of specific name: ovalis: broadly elliptic, oval, referring to the shape of the mid-lobe of the lip
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Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 472 - 473.

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.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1953). African orchids XXI Kew Bulletin 8(1) Page 151. as Eulophia ovalis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia ovalis
African Plant Database: Eulophia ovalis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulophia ovalis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia ovalis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eulophia ovalis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia ovalis
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia ovalis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia ovalis
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia ovalis
Tropicos: Eulophia ovalis
Wikipedia: Eulophia ovalis

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: Eulophia ovalis var. ovalis., retrieved 19 April 2024

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