Eulophia bouliawongo

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Eulophia bouliawongo (Rchb.f.) J.Raynal

Orchidaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales
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Eulophia bouliawongo is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Eulophia bouliawongo was already described and the name validly published by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach. It was Jean Raynal, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Eulophia bouliawongo is a species in the genus Eulophia which contains approximately 212 to 222 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family). The type species of the genus is Eulophia guineensis.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Eulophia bouliawongo is deciduous. The leaves are simple. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Eulophia bouliawongo produces racemes of light-purple orchid-shaped flowers from June to July.


Root System

Distribution

Eulophia bouliawongo is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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