Eulophia (Wild 3991)

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Synonyms: Eulophia sp. 2 sensu Fibeck & Dare (1993: 62)
Eulophia sp. no. 13 Grosvenor in Kirkia 6: 82 (1976)
Common names:
Status: Native
Flowers with dull purple petals and sepals.
Notes: Appears to be a distinct species but only known material is not suited for description. Three recent surveys of the area have been unsuccessful in relocating these plants. The area is threatened by mining.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Serpentine grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Mutorashanga area, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 62. As Eulophia sp. 2

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 167.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 82. As Eulophia sp. no. 13

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 129. As Eulophia sp. 2 sensu Fibeck & Dare

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 96. As Eulophia sp. no. 2 sensu Fibeck & Dare

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulophia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eulophia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eulophia
iNaturalist: Eulophia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia
Tropicos: Eulophia
Wikipedia: Eulophia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eulophia, retrieved 11 August 2022

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