AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Oeceoclades ugandae (Rolfe) Garay & P.Taylor, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 24: 273 (1976).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Eulophia ugandae Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1913: 339 (1913).
Description:
Summerhayes considered this species to be synonymous with Oeceoclades latifolia. As a matter of fact the shape of the lip superficially looks very much alike in both. The vegetatively the plants of these two species are closer to other members than to one another. The lip of Oeceoclades ugandae is also provided with a pair of gibbosities at the junction of the lateral and midlobes, this character is absent in Oeceoclades latifolia.
Habitat:
Distribution:
Ivory Coast to SW. Ethiopia and SW. Kenya