Eulophia flavopurpurea (Rchb. f.) Rolfe

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Eulophia flavopurpurea

Nyabutaye Dambo
Dec 2000
Photo: Mike Bingham

Eulophia flavopurpurea

In grassland of seasonally flooded river plain
Serenje Central; Dec 2014
Photo: Jakob Fahr

Eulophia flavopurpurea

In grassland of seasonally flooded river plain
Serenje Central; Dec 2014
Photo: Jakob Fahr

Eulophia flavopurpurea

In grassland of seasonally flooded river plain
Serenje Central; Dec 2014
Photo: Jakob Fahr

Eulophia flavopurpurea

Dry to moist dambo in sandy loam soil
Mufumbwe Plain (dambo)
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eulophia flavopurpurea

Dry to moist dambo in sandy loam soil
Mufumbwe Plain (dambo)
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eulophia flavopurpurea

Dry to moist dambo in sandy loam soil
Mufumbwe Plain (dambo)
Jan 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Cyrtopera flavopurpurea Rchb.f.
Eulophia sp. (Eyles 474, 491) of Eyles in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 5: 337 (1916).
Eulophia tuberifera Kraenzl.
Lissochilus andersonii Rolfe
Lissochilus corbisierei De Wild.
Lissochilus flavopurpureus Rchb. f.
Lissochilus johnsonii Rolfe
Lissochilus lacteus Kraenzl.
Lissochilus millsonii Rolfe
Lissochilus seretii De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 60–95 cm tall. Leaves 3–4, the lowest 2 sheathing, linear, 5–35 cm long, grass-like, absent or just starting to develop at flowering time. Inflorescence laxly up to 8-flowered; bracts linear, 10–30 mm long, spreading. Flowers pale greenish-yellow, usually flushed with purple. Sepals erect or spreading, lanceolate, 17–34 mm long, sometimes with the edges inrolled. Petals elliptic-ovate, 18–23 mm long, projecting over column. Lip 3-lobed at about halfway; side lobes erect, mid-lobe deflexed, flabellate-obovate, 7–15 mm long, with a callus of 7–11 low, verrucose ridges. Spur 3–7 mm long, conical, blunt, forming a right-angle to the lip.
Type location:
Sudan
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: flavopurpurea: yellow-purple.
Habitat: Seasonally wet or swampy grassland and dambos.
Altitude range: 480 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burundi, DRC, CAR, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,S,W
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 129.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 58.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 180.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 81.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 496 - 498. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 332. (Includes a picture).

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 95.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 120.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1953). African Orchids: XXII Kew Bulletin 8(4) Page 585.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 170 - 171. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Eulophia flavopurpurea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119170, retrieved 19 September 2019

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