Eulophia ensata

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Eulophia ensata


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Eulophiinae
Genus: Eulophia
Species: Eulophia ensata



Eulophia ensata Lindl., Bot. Reg. 14: t. 1147 (1828)


  • Homotypic
    • Graphorkis ensata (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891)
    • Orthochilus ensatus (Lindl.) Bytebier, Taxon 63: 19 (2014)
  • Heterotypic
    • Eulophia oblonga Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910: 370 (1910)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Mozambique.
    • Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Northern Provinces.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Lindley, J. 1828. Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. London 14: t. 1147.

Vernacular names

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