Eulophia guinense

Eulophia guineensis 

Eulophia guinense                                                                                                                                                          photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Lindley, John
  published in     Botanical Register  8 :. 686    1823
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Eulophiinae
  genus Eulophia  R.Brown & Lindley 1823
  chromosomes  2n = 54 

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night. 

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins poor rocky soil in the Islands of Cape Verde, Benin, Burkina Faso (Boromo Boromo),  
    Gambia, Ghana (Ashanti,Kumavu, Nampong, Accra), Guinea (Labe), Cote d 'Ivoire, Mali (Massif de Kita),
    Nigeria (Savannah, Bojo Plateau,Onitsha, Akpaka forest) Senegal, Sierra Leone (Bunce Island),
    Togo, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo (Ruzizi Valley,Lake Tanganyika), Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire
    Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia (Gore), Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania (Kigoma, Mbeya, Nyassa, Kyimbila), Uganda,
    Malawi, Zambia (Nyika Plateau), Zimbabwe, OmanSaudi Arabia (Jabal Shada), Yemen
  altitude 810 - 2000 m  (2673 - 6600 ft)

climate informations from Mali (Labe, Guinea)

    Köppen climate classification : Aw, tropical savanna climate (with a dry season and a rainy season)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1400 m / 4620 ft) :
    Eulophia guinense a gr uk
  photoperiod in Mali this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 48 m' to 11 h 12 m'
  life form geophyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 60 - 74 cm  (24" - 30"), basal  
  nr flowers 9 - 13, fragrants
  size single flower  6 L 4 cm  (2.4" L 1.6") - inflorescence  30 L 10 cm  (12" L 4")
  duration inflorescence50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 30 - 40 days
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