Eulophia tuberculata Bolus

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Eulophia tuberculata

Picture: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland

Eulophia tuberculata

Picture: Meg Coates Palgrave
N side of the Mukuvisi River

Eulophia tuberculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, N side of River

Eulophia tuberculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, N side of River

Eulophia tuberculata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, N side of River

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Synonyms: Eulophia platypetala Lindl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial herb, 20-25 cm, leafless at flowering time. Inflorescence laxly several-flowered. Sepals brownish, reflexed. Petals pointing forwards, very broadly rounded, yellow, veined brownish on the inside. Lip 3-lobed; side lobes cream, heavily veined with red; mid-lobe with 3 yellow crests. Spur very short, conical.
Type location:
Syntypes from South Africa
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland, grassland and scrub.
Altitude range: 1100 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 62.

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 478 - 479.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 340. (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 96.

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.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 174 - 175. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 84.

Other sources of information about Eulophia tuberculata:

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

External websites:

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

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 tuberculata., retrieved 6 December 2019

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