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Published In: Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden. Calcutta 9: 125, pl. 109. 1906. (Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta)) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: J. RENZ
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April, on sandy river banks.
Type: Type: N.W. Himalaya: Mussoorie, 6000 ft., 23.3.1899, P. W. Mackinon 22708! (DD).
Distribution: Distribution: (Turkestan?), Afghanistan, Pakistan eastwards to Himachal Pradesh and Upper Gangetic Plain.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Closely related to Eulophia turcestanica (Litwinow) Schlechter (1913) (=Limodorum turcestanicum Litwinow in Tray. Mus. Bot. Acad. Sci. Petersbourgh 1:18. 1902).
Illustration: Eulophia hormusjii Duthie (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Chitral: Drosh, 1300 m, Toppin 215 (K); Dir: Gujar Valley, 1800 m, W. Gat-acre 17558(K); B-6 Peshawar: Bank of Kabul River, 18.iv.1908, without collector’s name (K); near Shah Alam, 15 mile from Peshawar, S. A. Khan 7429 (RAW); Chakdara, H. Deane s.n. (K); B-7 Hazara: Siran Valley, below Khaki near Abbottabad, on river banks, Barrett 98 (K); C-5 S. Waziristan: Wana, 1400 m, Harsukh 15776 (K); C-7 Attock: Pindi Gheb, R. Qadar 10 (RAW); Wazirabad, Chenab river, Clarke 545 (K, E); D.4 Quetta: Pishin Valley, J. E. Stocks 857 (K, G); Baluchistan: without locality, A. B. Banerjii 56 (DD)


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Terrestrial plant with leaf-shoot separate from scape, the latter arising from apex of tuberous rhizome. Leaves 2, narrow-linear, grasslike, up to 30-40 x 1.5-3 cm. Scape stout, 25-30 cm tall, at base densely scale-like, sheathed, above distantly 3-sheathed. Inflorescence many-flowered, lower section sometimes lax, above dense. Bracts lanceolate, acuminate, about half as long as pedicellate ovary. Flowers c. 2.5 cm across; first spreading, later nodding. Perianth segments subequal in length, spreading, sepals pale green with purplish veins, oblanceolate, mucronate, up to 1.6 cm long; petals somewhat shorter. Labellum spurred, 3-lobed, 1.5 cm long; side-lobes purple, erect, triangular-ovate, rounded; mid-lobe yellow, suborbicular, with undulate-erose margin; disk in centre between side-lobes with 3-parallel ridges getting coarsely fringed on mid-lobe. Spur whitish, (5-)6-7 mm long, cylindric, obtuse. Ovary and pedicel about equal in length; ripe seed-capsule enlarged, nodding.
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