Eulophia hereroensis Schltr.

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Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Ineke te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Ineke te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Piet te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Ineke te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eulophia hereroensis

Photo: Piet te Velde
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Eulophia junodiana Kraenzl.
Eulophia pillansii Bolus
Eulophia undulata Rolfe
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb 30-50 cm tall, growing from a chain of mostly subterranean pseudobulbs. Leaves up to 7 forming a fan, linear, 12-30 cm long, present or just appearing at flowering time; basal sheath often spotted purple-brown. Inflorescence laxly several-flowered. Flowers with sepals olive-green to purplish, oblong to lanceolate, 13-16 mm long; petals yellow to yellow-green, oblong-lanceolate, 11.5-12.5 mm long; lip yellow-green with maroon veining, 12-15 mm long, 3-lobed in the apical third; spur more or less cylindric, 3-4.5 mm long, straight or bent forward, blunt and often bilobed at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: hereroensis: from Hereroland in Namibia, inhabited by the Herero people
Habitat: On rocky outcrops in woodland, among granite boulders and in sandy soils overlying granite rocks.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Sunday 18 October 2015

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Eulophia hereroensis., retrieved 29 January 2023

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