Eulophia adenoglossa (Lindl.) Rchb.f 1878 SECTION Orthochilus

Inflorescence in situ Swaziland Photos by Linda Loffler and The Swaziland National Trust Commission Website

Partial sun Hot Warm LATESpring LATE Spring

Common Name The Swollen Tongued Eulophia

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Natal and Transvall South Africa in dambos and open plateau grasslands and the miombo woodlands at elevations of 700 to 1350 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with subterranean, ovoid to ellipsoid, tuberous growths giving rise to 2 to 3, erect, linear, acuminate, plicate leaves that are absent or just arising at flowering that blooms in the late spring on a basal laxly few to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cymbidium adenoglossum Lindl. 1862; Eulophia aristata Rendle 1895; Eulophia baumiana Kraenzl. 1903; Eulophia lanceolata Rolfe 1897; Eulophia nigricans Schltr. 1895; Lissochilus candidus Kraenzl. 1900; Orthochilus adenoglossus (Lindl.) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as E aristata drawing; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as E nigricans photo good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as E nigricans; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to Orchids of Ethiopia Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004 photo/drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide