Eulophia streptopetala Lindl.

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Eulophia streptopetala

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Along track at plateau above Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Eulophia grantii (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
Eulophia krebsii (Rchb. f.) Bolus
Eulophia paivaeana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
Lissochilus krebsii Rchb. f.
Lissochilus oatesii Rolfe
Lissochilus papilionaceus Rendle
Lissochilus streptopetalus (Lindl.) Lindl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Tall terrestrial (up to 150cm). Pseudobulbs are well-developed and at least partly above ground. Leaves large, lanceolate and ribbed, present but not fully developed at flowering time. Inflorescence many-flowered. Flowers mostly facing down; sepals yellow-green with purple spots on the outside, mostly purple inside; petals bright yellow outside, creamy yellow inside. The lip is yellow with purple side-lobes and a purple-red spur.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec (-Feb)
Worldwide distribution: Arabian peninsula, Eritrea south to South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 15 August 2012

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Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 43 - 44. as Eulophia paivaeana (Includes a picture).

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

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 125 - 126. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1953). African orchids XXI Kew Bulletin 8(1) Pages 148 - 153. as Eulophia grantii and Eulophia paiveana

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 173 - 174. as Eulophia paivaeana (Includes a picture).

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eulophia streptopetala., retrieved 3 March 2024

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