Eulophia speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) Bolus

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Eulophia speciosa

In grassland of river floodplain
Serenje Central; Dec 2014
Photo: Jakob Fahr

Eulophia speciosa

In grassland of river floodplain
Serenje Central; Dec 2014
Photo: Jakob Fahr

Eulophia speciosa

In grassland of river floodplain
Serenje Central; Dec 2014
Photo: Jakob Fahr

Eulophia speciosa

Miombo Woodland
Lazy-J Ranch
Nov 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eulophia speciosa

Miombo Woodland
Lazy-J Ranch
Nov 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eulophia speciosa

Miombo Woodland
Lazy-J Ranch
Nov 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Eulophia wakefieldii (Rchb. f. & S. Moore) Summerh.
Lissochilus brevisepalus Rendle
Lissochilus speciosus R.Br. ex Lindl.
Lissochilus wakefieldii Rchb. f. & S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial herb up to 1.5 (-1.8) m tall. Leaves narrowly lanceolate, fleshy, up to 65 cm long, usually absent at the time of flowering. Inflorescence 10-30-flowered. Flowers up to 4 cm in diameter. Sepals green; petals spreading, ovate, bright yellow. Lip bright yellow with reddish lines radiating from the centre. Spur conical, 3-8 mm long.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: speciosa: showy, good-looking
Habitat: In many types of woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: 200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: from the Arabian Peninsula through the eastern side of Africa to the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 19 July 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 73. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 236 - 237. (Includes a picture).

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 61.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 82.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 479 - 481.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 338. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I.F. & La Croix T.M. (1983). Orchids of Bvumbwe The Society of Malawi Journal 36(2) Page 17.

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.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 43 - 44. (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 128.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 124. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 174. as Eulophia wakefieldii (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Eulophia speciosa:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia speciosa
African Plant Database: Eulophia speciosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulophia speciosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia speciosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia speciosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia speciosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eulophia speciosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eulophia speciosa
iNaturalist: Eulophia speciosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia speciosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia speciosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia speciosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia speciosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia speciosa
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia speciosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eulophia speciosa
Tropicos: Eulophia speciosa
Wikipedia: Eulophia speciosa


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 speciosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119600, retrieved 19 October 2019

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