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

Zambia: 59 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acutilabra Summerh.N,W,CCb,N,LkDescription, Image
alta (L.) Fawc. & RendleN,W,SNw,Lp,SDescription, Image
angolensis (Rchb. f.) Summerh.B,N,W,CCb,Lp,N,C,WDescription, Image
arenicola Schltr. B,N,W,CCb,N,Lk,W
brenanii P.J.Cribb Nw,Cb
calantha Schltr. [LR-lc]B,N,W,CNw,Cb,N,C,WDescription, Image
callichroma Rchb. f.B,N,C,SN,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
caricifolia (Rchb.f.) Summerh. [LR-lc]B,N,W,CNw,N,Mc,C,WDescription, Image
chilangensis Summerh. Nw,Lk,S
clitellifera (Rchb. f.) BolusW,C,SCb,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
coeloglossa Schltr.N,W,CCb,N,C,LkDescription, Image
cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
dactylifera P.J. CribbCS
eylesii Summerh.W,ECb,E,Lk
flavopurpurea (Rchb. f.) RolfeB,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
fridericii (Rchb. f.) A.V. HallN,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
gastrodioides Schltr.Lk
gonychila Schltr.N,W,C,SCb,N,C,SDescription, Image
guineensis Lindl.B,C,SC,Lk,WDescription, Image
hians Spreng. var. nutans (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasN,WNw,NDescription, Image
hirschbergii Summerh. Cb,N
horsfallii (Bateman) Summerh. N,W,CNw,N,Mc,LkDescription, Image
katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.[LR-lc]N,W,CCb,N,LkDescription, Image
kyimbilae Schltr.B,N,C,SN,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
latilabris Summerh.B,N,W,CNw,Lp,Lk,WDescription, Image
leachii Greatrex ex A.V. HallWDescription, Image
livingstoneana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
longisepala RendleB,N,W,ENw,Lp,N,E,WDescription, Image
macaulayae Summerh.[NrEnd]B,W,SNw,LkDescription, Image
malangana (Rchb.f.) Summerh. [LR-lc]B,N,W,CNw,N,C,WDescription, Image
massokoensis Schltr. Nw,N,E,C
monile Rchb. f.Nw,E,C,Lk
monotropis Schltr.N,E,C
mumbwaensis Summerh.W,CNw,CDescription, Image
norlindhii Summerh.N,W,C,ENw,N,E,C,LkDescription, Image
nyasae RendleCb,N,C,LkDescription, Image
obscura P.J. CribbNw,Lk
obstipa P.J.Cribb Cb
orthoplectra (Rchb. f.) Summerh.W,C,SNw,Lk,SDescription, Image
ovalis Lindl. var. bainesii (Rolfe) P.J. Cribb & la CroixEMcDescription, Image
parvula (Rendle) Summerh.B,W,C,SCb,Lk,S,WDescription
penduliflora Kraenzl.N,LkDescription, Image
petersii (Rchb. f. ) Rchb. f.CLkDescription, Image
pyrophila (Rchb. f.) Summerh.Cb,N,E,W
rhodesiaca Schltr.Nw,N
richardsiae P.J.Cribb & la Croix[DD]N
rolfeana Kraenzl.WNw,CbDescription, Image
sabulosa Schltr.E,Lk
saxicola P.J. Cribb & G. Will.[DD]Cb,N,C
schweinfurthii Kraenzl.B,N,W,CCb,Lp,N,Lk,WDescription, Image
seleensis (De Wild.) ButzinCb,N,Mc,C,S,WImage
speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) BolusN,W,C,SCb,N,C,SDescription, Image
stachyodes Rchb. f.WCbDescription, Image
streptopetala Lindl.N,Mc,CDescription, Image
subsaprophytica Schltr.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
tanganyikensis RolfeN,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
tricristata Schltr. Nw,Mc,C
tuberculata BolusW,C,SCb,C,SDescription, Image
venulosa Rchb. f.W,C,E,SCb,E,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eulophia:

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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Eulophia
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia
Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulophia

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia
Tropicos: Eulophia
Wikipedia: Eulophia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Eulophia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=453, retrieved 21 April 2024

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