Orthochilus thomsonii (Rolfe) Bytebier

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Orthochilus thomsonii

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Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Eulophia thomsonii Rolfe
Common names:
Frequency: very local
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: thomsonii: after Joseph Thomson (1858-1895), Scottish explorer, geologist and naturalist for the Royal Geographical Society in East Central Africa.
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1550 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia (Nyika only).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 November 2019

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 325. As Eulophia thomsonii

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 505 - 507. As Eulophia thomsonii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 305. As Eulophia thomsonii (Includes a picture).

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 20.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 41 - 42. As Eulophia thomsonii (Includes a picture).

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

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 154 - 155. As Eulophia thomsonii (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Orthochilus thomsonii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210140, retrieved 24 April 2024

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