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Eulophia guineensis

Eulophia guineensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Cyrtopodiinae
Genus: Eulophia
Species: Eupha. guineensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Eulophia guineensis
Lindl. 1823


Eulophia guineensis is a species of Eulophia

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with five to fifteen 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in scrubs and woodland forest of Cape Verde Islands, Benin, Burkino Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Siera Leone, Togo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Oman, Sauida Arabia and Yemen at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

Plant should be grown in well drain medium such as medium bark, tree fern or full sphagnum moss. Plants are usually grown mounted. Keep plant in warm temperatures in moderate to bright light. Keep mix moist but not wet and reduce watering in the winter.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Guinea Eulophia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Eulophia congoensis Cogn. 1895
  2. Eulophia guineensis var. kibilana Schltr. 1915
  3. Eulophia guineensis var purpurata Kotschy 1865
  4. Eulophia guineensis var. tisserantii Szlach. & Olszewski 2001
  5. Eulophia quartiniana A. Rich. 1850
  6. Galeandra quartiniana (A.Rich.) Rchb.f. 1852
  7. Graphorchis guineensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  8. Saccolabium abyssinicum A.Rich. 1851

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