FZ.53. Eulophia Lindl.


Description of the genus

Terrestrial (rarely lithophytic) herbs, with underground rhizomes, pseudobulbs or tubers. Leaves usually present and green but in some species reduced or scale-like and brown; green leaves sheathing at base, sometimes with prominent longitudinal veins. Inflorescence arising from the base, usually racemose, rarely branched. Sepals and petals similar or with the petals much broader, free to the base or with lateral sepals fused at the base to the column-foot. Lip 3-lobed, spurred at base, usually with a callus of ridges or papillae on upper surface. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: c.200 species, tropical

Mozambique: 32 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,MSDescription, Image
biloba Schltr.[End]MS
bisaccata Kraenzl.[End]?
callichroma Rchb. f.ZDescription, Image
clitellifera (Rchb. f.) BolusMDescription, Image
cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
ensata Lindl.MDescription, Image
eylesii Summerh.N
flavopurpurea (Rchb. f.) RolfeNDescription, Image
fridericii (Rchb. f.) A.V. HallNDescription, Image
gastrodioides Schltr.MS
guineensis Lindl.MS (other?)Description, Image
hians Spreng. var. nutans (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasNDescription, Image
horsfallii (Bateman) Summerh. Z,MS,GIDescription, Image
latilabris Summerh.NDescription, Image
leachii Greatrex ex A.V. HallGIDescription, Image
livingstoneana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
longisepala RendleN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
norlindhii Summerh.N,ZDescription, Image
nyasae RendleDescription, Image
orthoplectra (Rchb. f.) Summerh.NDescription, Image
parviflora (Lindl.) A.V. HallMSDescription, Image
parvula (Rendle) Summerh.NDescription
petersii (Rchb. f. ) Rchb. f.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
schweinfurthii Kraenzl.N,MDescription, Image
speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) BolusN,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
stachyodes Rchb. f.ZDescription, Image
streptopetala Lindl.MSDescription, Image
subsaprophytica Schltr.MSDescription, Image
tenella Rchb. f.MSDescription, Image
tuberculata BolusMSDescription, Image
venulosa Rchb. f.N,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eulophia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Eulophia
Flora of Malawi: Eulophia
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulophia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulophia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eulophia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eulophia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia
Plants of the World Online: Eulophia
Tropicos: Eulophia
Wikipedia: Eulophia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Eulophia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=453, retrieved 12 April 2024

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