Eulophia latilabris Summerh.

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Eulophia latilabris

Photo: Jakob Fahr
Serenje Central

Eulophia latilabris

Photo: Jakob Fahr
Serenje Central

Eulophia latilabris

Photo: Jakob Fahr
Serenje Central

Eulophia latilabris

Photo: Jakob Fahr
Serenje Central

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Synonyms: Lissochilus leopoldi Kraenzl.
Lissochilus nyassae Rolfe
Lissochilus schweinfurthii Rchb. f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial up to 1.2 m tall. Leaves 2-5, lanceolate, 30-70 cm long, ribbed and petiolate, normally not fully developed at flowering time. Inflorescence densely several- to may-flowered on a stout peduncle, 10-18 mm in diameter with 4-5 loose sheaths along the length. Flowers with sepals reflexed, greenish-purple or brownish; petals forming a roof over the column and lip, almost round, bright mauve-pink; lip obscurely 3-lobed, paler mauve-pink with white or yellow lamellae; spur 5-10 mm long, conical, pointing backwards.
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Habitat: In swampy areas.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola and Botswana.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 August 2015
Literature:

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 430 - 431. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 488 - 490. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 337. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 384. (Includes a picture).

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 127.

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Flora of Botswana: Eulophia latilabris
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia latilabris
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia latilabris

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eulophia latilabris.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=174060, retrieved 18 November 2017

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