Eulophia malangana (Rchb.f.) Summerh.

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Eulophia malangana

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

Eulophia malangana

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

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Synonyms: Eulophia rigidifolia Kraenzl.
Eulophia warburgi Schltr.
Lissochilus malanganus Rchb. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 60-100 cm tall growing from subterranean elongated rhizome; leaves 2-6, 27-52 cm x 4-14 mm, linear, absent or just starting to at flowering time; inflorescence laxlyto densely several to many flowered; scape with 3-4 sheaths spread along its length; flowers white, sepals green towards apex, lip sometimes flushed with lilac at base; ovary and pedicel 10-20 mm long; bracts 6-10 mm long, lanceolate; sepals all similar, erect, spathulate, 10-13 x 4.5-9.5 mm; petals 9-13 x 8-11 mm, elliptic to circular, lying over column; lip 13-21.5 x 8-12 mm, obscurely 3-lobed; mid-lobe 9.5-12.5 mm long with callus of 5 low keels in the centre, margins undulate (wavy), side lobes narrowly oblong; spur 2-6.5 mm long, conical with blunt apex, recurved.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: Red Data list status: Widespread, most likely LR-lc
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Seasonally wet or waterlogged dambos and grasslands.
Altitude range: 1300 - 1680 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola east through Zambia and DRC to Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 February 2015
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 493.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 335. (Includes a picture).

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

Summerhayes, V.S. (1956). African orchids XXIII Kew Bulletin 11(2) Page 232.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1958). African orchids XXVI Kew Bulletin 13(2) Pages 259 - 260.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 172. (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 malangana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210090, retrieved 6 December 2019

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