AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Oeceoclades latifolia (Rolfe) Garay & P.Taylor, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 24: 264 (1976).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Eulophia latifolia Rolfe, Bol. Soc. Brot. 9: 139 (1891).
Eulophidium latifolium (Rolfe) Summerh., Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 27: 396 (1957).
Description:
Florally the plants referable to this species are rather similar to 0. ugandae, but vegetatively they are very different and more reminiscent of 0. atrovirens. The lateral veins of the lip are papillose-ciliolate in this alliance to which O. pandurata, 0. seychellarum and O. lanceata also belong.
Habitat:
Distribution:
São Tomé