Scientific Name
Orthochilus welwitschii Rchb.f.
Higher Classification
Eulophia bicolor Rchb.f. & Sond. (later homonym), not of Dalzell (1851), nor Blume (1859), Eulophia welwitschii (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, Eulophia welwitschii Hook.f., Eulophia woodii Schltr., Eulophia zeyheri Hook.f.
Common Names
Umlunge (z)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Orthochilus welwitschii Rchb.f.Least Concern 2015.1
Eulophia welwitschii (Rchb.f.) RolfeLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Martos, F., Johnson, S.D., Peter, C.I. and Bytebier, B. 2014. A molecular phylogeny reveals paraphyly of the large genus Eulophia (Orchidaceae): A case for the reinstatement of Orthochilus. Taxon 63(1):9-23.

Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Orthochilus welwitschii Rchb.f. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/15

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