Eulophia subsaprophytica Schltr.

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Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Petra Ballings
Christon Bank, carpark

Eulophia subsaprophytica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank, carpark

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Saprophytic terrestrial, up to 70 cm. Stems purple-brown when young, turning greyish with age. Leaves 3, purple-brown, bract-like. Inflorescence lax, up to 20-flowered. Sepals linear, purple-brown, semi-erect, reflexed at the tips. Petals yellowish-purple, overlying the column but curled back at the tips. Lip 3-lobed, pointed, densely papillose, white, yellowish near the base. Spur up to 5 mm, slightly bulbous near the apex.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocky slopes in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 17 February 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 325.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 527.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 324. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 136.

Other sources of information about Eulophia subsaprophytica:

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Flora of Malawi: Eulophia subsaprophytica
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia subsaprophytica

External websites:

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

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 subsaprophytica., retrieved 17 July 2019

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