Graphorkis lurida (Sw.) Kuntze

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Graphorkis lurida

Natural habitat is riverine forest and woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Aug 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Graphorkis lurida

Natural habitat is riverine forest and woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Aug 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Graphorkis lurida

Natural habitat is riverine forest and woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Aug 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Graphorkis lurida

Natural habitat is riverine forest and woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Aug 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Graphorkis lurida

Natural habitat is riverine forest and woodland
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms
Aug 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Eulophia Lurida (Sw.) Lindl.
Eulophiopsis lurida (Sw.) Schltr.
Graphorchis lurida (Sw.) Kuntze
Limodorum luridum Sw.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Epiphytic herb growing from ribbed, concial-ovoid to cylindrical-fusiform pseudobulbs 3-9 x 1-3 cm, 3-5 noded, yellowish-green; roots c. 2 mm in diameter; leaves 20-40 x 1.5-4 cm, narrowly elliptic, plicate, deciduous with a persistent sheathing base; inflorescence erect, arising from base of pseudobulb when plant is leafless, paniculate with spreading branches; pedicel and ovary up to 12 mm long; bracts 1-3 mm long; flowers yellowish flushed with brownish-purple, lip mid-lobe deep yellow; sepals 5-7 x 1.5-2 mm, oblanceolate; petals 4-6 x 2.5-3 mm, elliptic; lip 4-6 x 3-3.5 mm, 3-lobed, side lobes erect, oblong and rounded, mid-lobe c. 2 x 3 mm, bifid or retuse; spur 4-6 mm long, bent forward and obtuse or bifid at the apex.
Type location:
Sierra Leone
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lurida: dirty brown, smoky or drab yellow, referring to the colour of the flowers.
Habitat: Riverine forest and woodland, often in forks of trees
Altitude range: Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal east to Cameroon south to Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 5 September 2019
Literature:

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 547 - 548. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 121.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1953). African orchids XXI Kew Bulletin 8(1) Page 161.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 150 - 152. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


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: Graphorkis lurida.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210200, retrieved 13 December 2019

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