Eulophia leontoglossa Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION Orthochilus

Inflorescence

Plant and Inflorescence

Another Flower Color Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part sun CoolCold SpringEARLYSummer

Common Name The Lion's Tongue Eulophia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Lesotho, Cape Province, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal South Africa in grasslands in dry to marshy soils at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a rather stout, medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying stiffly erect, grass-like leaves that are partly to fully matured at flowering which occurs in the spring through early summer on an erect, densely 7 to 35 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical corymb.

Synonyms Eulophia stenantha Schltr.1895; Orthochilus leontoglossus (Rchb.f.) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos good

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