Eulophia alta (L.) Fawc. & Rendle

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Eulophia alta

Picture: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Picture: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Picture: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Picture: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

Eulophia alta

Picture: Bas Jongeling
Opposite Devil's Cataract, Victoria Falls.

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Synonyms: Cyrtopera woodfordii (Sims) Lindl.
Cyrtopodium woodfordii Sims
Dendrobium longifolium Kunth
Eulophia longifolia (Kunth) Schltr.
Eulophia woodfordii (Sims) Rolfe
Limodorum altum L.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Terrestrial herb, 1-2 m tall. Leaves erect, lanceolate, up to 1.2 m long, plicate with a long petiole. Inflorescence densely many-flowered. Sepals greenish-yellow; petals tinged reddish-brown to red-purple; lip 3-lobed in the apical half, reddish-brown to purple, with whitish papillae on the 5 central veins of the mid-lobe; base of the lip saccate, greenish.
Type location:
America
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: alta: tall
Habitat: In wet places in riverine forest and thicket.
Altitude range: 890 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, CAR, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, DRC, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also in South America.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 435.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 58.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 486 - 487.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 95.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 119.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulophia alta

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Eulophia alta.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119080, retrieved 15 December 2017

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