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:
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name:
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

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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: Species information: Eulophia latilabris., retrieved 24 May 2024

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