Acrolophia cochlearis (Lindl.) Schltr. & Bolus 1894 Photos by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Common Name The Ear-Like Acrolophia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in S Cape Province and Natal South Africa in sandyin coastal scrub at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters as a fairly robust, large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, laxly branced, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eulophia cochlearis Lindl. 1836; Graphorkis cochlearis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990;