FZ.53. Eulophia Lindl.


Description of the genus

Terrestrial (rarely lithophytic) herbs, with underground rhizomes, pseudobulbs or tubers. Leaves usually present and green but in some species reduced or scale-like and brown; green leaves sheathing at base, sometimes with prominent longitudinal veins. Inflorescence arising from the base, usually racemose, rarely branched. Sepals and petals similar or with the petals much broader, free to the base or with lateral sepals fused at the base to the column-foot. Lip 3-lobed, spurred at base, usually with a callus of ridges or papillae on upper surface. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: c.200 species, tropical

Caprivi: 4 taxa.

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hereroensis Schltr.[EN]Description, Image
leachii Greatrex ex A.V. Hall[VU]Description, Image
livingstoneana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.[EN]Description, Image
speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) BolusDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eulophia:

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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia
Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulophia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eulophia
Wikipedia: Eulophia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Eulophia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=453, retrieved 5 February 2023

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