Eulophia rolfeana Kraenzl.

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Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Eulophia rolfeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Eulophia sp. no. 5 sensu Grosvenor (1976) (Wild 4214)
Eulophia williamsonii Cribb
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Slender terrestrial herb, 20-30 cm. Leaves usually 3, grass-like, just developing at the time of flowering. Inflorescence laxly up to 5-flowered. Sepals erect or suberect, purple-brown. Petals overlying the column, yellow-green with purple veining on the inside. Lip 3-lobed; mid-lobe yellow-green, purple near the apex with yellowish papillae. Spur cylindric, short, c. 2 mm, at right angles to the lip.
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Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

Cribb, P.J. (1977). New orchids from South Central Africa Kew Bulletin 32(1) Pages 165 - 169. as Eulophia williamsonii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 532 - 533.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 326. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 136.

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Flora of Zambia: Eulophia rolfeana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulophia rolfeana

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Eulophia rolfeana.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119550, retrieved 23 September 2018

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