Eulophia coeloglossa Schltr.

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Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Cathy Sharp
Besna Kobila Farm, Matobo.

Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Christopher Chapano
Dekete, near Goodhope Primary School, Driefontein

Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Christopher Chapano
Dekete, near Goodhope Primary School, Driefontein

Eulophia coeloglossa

Picture: Christopher Chapano
Dekete, near Goodhope Primary School, Driefontein

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Terrestrial herb, 30-65 cm tall, growing from a fleshy underground rhizome. Leaves 4-5 in a fan, linear, up to 35 × 0.8 cm, ribbed, sometimes only partly developed at the time of flowering. Inflorescence laxly 3-13-flowered. Sepals dark purple to purple-brown, erect, spathulate, 14-21 mm long. Petals deep pink to purple-pink, up to 18.5 × 12.5 mm, elliptic, overlying the column. Lip 12-19 mm long, obscurely 3-lobed, deep pink to purple-pink, with a callus of 2 fleshy ridges in the mouth of the spur. Spur saccate or conical, 4-8 mm long.
Type location:
Angola
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Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C,Lk
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

Ball, J.S. (2009). Terrestrial African Orchids, A Selected Review Pages 110 - 111. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 323.

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 435 - 438. (Includes a picture).

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 492 - 494. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 334 - 335. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

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 120.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulophia coeloglossa
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulophia coeloglossa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia coeloglossa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia coeloglossa
Ispot Southern Africa: Eulophia coeloglossa
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulophia coeloglossa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia coeloglossa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia coeloglossa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulophia coeloglossa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eulophia coeloglossa
Tropicos: Eulophia coeloglossa


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 coeloglossa.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119130, retrieved 19 November 2017

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