FZ.53. Eulophia Lindl.

LISSOCHILUS R. Br.

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

Malawi: 45 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acutilabra Summerh.
angolensis (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,C,SDescription, Image
arenicola Schltr. N,C
calantha Schltr. Image
callichroma Rchb. f.Description
coeloglossa Schltr.N,CDescription, Image
cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.Description, Image
elegans Schltr.N,C,S
eylesii Summerh.
flavopurpurea (Rchb. f.) RolfeImage
fridericii (Rchb. f.) A.V. HallN,SDescription, Image
galeoloides Kraenzl.SDescription, Image
gonychila Schltr.Description, Image
guineensis Lindl.NDescription, Image
hians Spreng. var. nutans (Schltr.) S.A. ThomasN,SDescription, Image
horsfallii (Bateman) Summerh. N,C,SDescription, Image
katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.Description, Image
kyimbilae Schltr.N,CDescription, Image
latilabris Summerh.N,C,SDescription, Image
livingstoniana (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,C,SDescription, Image
longisepala RendleN,C,SDescription, Image
macrantha Rolfe
malangana (Rchb.f.) Summerh. Image
monile Rchb. f.
monticola RolfeSDescription, Image
mumbwaensis Summerh.
norlindhii Summerh.Description, Image
nyasae RendleDescription, Image
obscura P.J. Cribb
orthoplectra (Rchb. f.) Summerh.
ovalis Lindl. var. bainesii (Rolfe) P.J. Cribb & la CroixDescription, Image
parvula (Rendle) Summerh.
penduliflora Kraenzl.Description, Image
petersii (Rchb. f. ) Rchb. f.Description, Image
rhodesiaca Schltr.
rolfeana Kraenzl.Description, Image
sabulosa Schltr.
schweinfurthii Kraenzl.NImage
seleensis (De Wild.) Butzin
speciosa (R. Br. ex Lindl.) BolusN,C,SDescription, Image
stachyodes Rchb. f.Description, Image
streptopetala Lindl.Description, Image
subsaprophytica Schltr.Description, Image
tuberculata BolusSDescription, Image
venulosa Rchb. f.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eulophia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eulophia
Flora of Caprivi: Eulophia
Flora of Mozambique: Eulophia
Flora of Zambia: Eulophia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulophia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulophia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulophia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eulophia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulophia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulophia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulophia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Eulophia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=453, retrieved 26 April 2019

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