Eulophia acutilabra Summerh. 1927

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

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Common Name The Acute Lipped Eulophia

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Zaire, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in mixed deciduous woodlands often in rocky soils at elevations of 480 to 1650 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with subterranean, tuberous, elongate tubers giving rise to 3 to 5, narrowly linear leaves that are scarsely developing at flowering occuring in the later spring and early summer on an erect, laxly 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with a few scattered bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia delicata P.J.Cribb 1977; Eulophia saintenoyana Geerinck 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide