Eulophia coeloglossa Schltr.

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Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Viphya Plateau

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Viphya Plateau

Eulophia coeloglossa

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Viphya Plateau

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Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In vleis and marshes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 6 January 2019

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Eulophia coeloglossa., retrieved 22 April 2024

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