New Distribution Record

Eulophia euglossa newly recorded for Kenya and Tanzania

Quentin Luke, Benny Bytebier
Bothalia | Vol 48, No 1 | a2319 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v48i1.2319 | © 2018 Quentin Luke, Benny Bytebier | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 2017 | Published: 29 May 2018

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Quentin Luke, East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya
Benny Bytebier, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Abstract

Background: The orchid flora of East Africa is well documented. Nevertheless, new country records are still being discovered.

Objectives: To further document the orchid flora of East Africa.

Method: Herbarium collections and databases were studied. Relevant published literature was consulted.

Results: Eulophia euglossa is newly recorded for Kenya and Tanzania.

Conclusion: The newly recorded species increases our understanding of the orchid diversity in East Africa and underlines the need for continued botanical inventories.


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New country record; Flora of Kenya

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