Orthochilus nuttii (Rolfe ) Bytebier

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Orthochilus nuttii

Habit
Lightly wooded seepage dambo grassland
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Orthochilus nuttii

Lightly wooded seepage dambo grassland
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Orthochilus nuttii

Lightly wooded seepage dambo grassland
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Orthochilus nuttii

Tuber
Lightly wooded seepage dambo grassland
Saise Valley, Kalambo Farm, Mbala Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Eulophia nuttii Rolfe
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb 17-45 cm tall from subterranean conical tubers c. 1 x 1-1.2 cm; leaves 3, erect, 20-45 cm x 1-3 mm, linear and grass-like, acute, present at flowering and longer than the inflorescence; inflorescence densely several to many-flowered, scape covered by brown papery acuminate sheaths; pedicel and ovary 8-10 mm long; bracts 8-38 mm long, linear and acuminate; flowers lemon or canary yellow, the lip deeper in colour and sometimes with an orange tip; sepals and petals elliptic-oblong, acuminate; dorsal sepal 18 x 5 mm, lateral sepals 20-22 x 7-8 mm; petals 12 x 4 mm, shorter than sepals; lip 8-12 x 5.5-8 mm, 3-lobed; side lobes rounded in front and almost as long as mid-lobe; mid-lobe obtuse, ovate-elliptic, with a callus of 2 basal ridges and shortly papillate on the apex at the base of the mid-lobe; spur 3-3.5 mm long, cylindrical, slightly incurved.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nuttii: after M.W.H. Nutt who collected the type specimen
Habitat: Seasonally wet grassland in damp peaty soil
Altitude range: 1500 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 2 June 2022
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 343 - 346. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 511.

Martos, F., Johnson, S.D., Peter, C.I & Bytebier, B. (2014). A molecular phylogeny reveals paraphyly of the large genus Eulophia (Orchidaceae): A case for the reinstatement of Orthochilus Taxon 63(1) Page 19.

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

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 156 - 157. As Eulophia nuttii (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthochilus nuttii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Orthochilus nuttii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Orthochilus nuttii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orthochilus nuttii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthochilus nuttii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthochilus nuttii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Orthochilus nuttii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthochilus nuttii
Plants of the World Online: Orthochilus nuttii
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Wikipedia: Orthochilus nuttii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Orthochilus nuttii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210110, retrieved 30 November 2022

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