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Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia dahliana Kraenzl., Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 1 (1897) 243

Type: Dahl 77 (holo B, lost)

Synonyms:

  • Graphorchis dahliana (Kraenzl.) Kuntze, Deutsche Bot. Monatsschr. 21 (1903) 173
    - Type: Dahl 77 (holo B, lost)
  • Eulophia imperatifolia Schltr. in K.Schum. & Lauterb., Nachtr. Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee (1905) 148
    - Type: Schlechter 13799 (B, lost); 14301 (B, lost; iso BO, BRI)
  • Eulophia imperatifolia Schltr. var. viridis J.J.Sm., Nova Guinea 8, 3 (1911) 529, t. 78A
    - Type: Römer, von 530

Plant slender, leaves two, grass-like, to 30 cm long, hardly 1 cm wide, acuminate. Inflorescence as long as the leaves, with 3-4 distant scales, few-flowered. Floral bracts lanceolate, acuminate, a little shorter than the pedicellate ovary. Sepals lanceolate, 1 cm long, acute. Petals as long as the sepals and equally wide, linear, apex obtuse. Lip 3-lobed; lateral lobes broadly linear, in front obliquely retuse (in outline subrhombic), with the front margin denticulate; mid-lobe rounded, cochleate, with erose, denticulate margins, at the apex almost bilobulate, inside with long, single, erect, tooth-like papillae those along the veins towards the base longer; spur as long as the lip-blade, slightly curved, shortly cylindrical, obtuse, pointed. Column as long as the median sepal. (After Kraenzlin, 1897).


Flowers rose-red.

Terrestrial in lowland grassland. Altitude 0-150 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia); Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing terrestrial, keep in light position.

February, March, October, December.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Cymbidieae
  • Subtribe Eulophiinae
  • Genus Eulophia
  • Species Eulophia dahliana
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1 (1912) 416
  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 144, fig. 544

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Eulophia dahliana

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Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia dahliana Kraenzl., inflorescence, photo N.E.G. Cruttwell, based on Cruttwell (4/90, PNG, Milne Bay, Prov., Waterrais)

Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia dahliana Kraenzl., drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 584, from Mumeng, old airstrip

Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia imperatifolia Schltr. var. viridis J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, from von Römer 530

Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia imperatifolia Schltr. var. viridis J.J.Sm., drawing J.J. Smith, from von Römer 530

Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia dahliana Kraenzl., from Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 21 (1923) t. 144, fig. 544

Eulophia dahliana

Eulophia imperatifolia Schltr., herbarium sheet, type specimen BRI