Eulophia angolensis (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1958

Another Flower Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part sun Warm Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Angolan Eulophia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Benin, Burkino Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia? , Cape Province, Natal, and Transvaal South Africa in marshes, swamps and seasonally flooded grasslands at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an underground rhizome giving rise to 2 to 4, present at blooming, plicate, erect, linear-lanceolate, leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, usually racemose, erect, 12 to 40 flowered inflorescence with long lasting successively opening, spreading to pendant flowers

Synonyms *Cymbidium angolense Rchb.f. 1865; Cyrtopera stolziana Kraenzl. 1902; Eulophia buchananii (Rchb.f.) Bolus 1889; Eulophia lindleyana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1900; Eulophia stolziana (Kraenzl.) Engl. in H.G.A.Engler & O.Drude 1908; Lissochilus angolensis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1878; Lissochilus antunesii Rolfe 1889; Lissochilus buchananii Rchb.f.1878; Lissochilus eylesii Rendle 1905; Lissochilus katentaniensis De Wild. 1919; Lissochilus latus Rolfe 1897; Lissochilus lindleyanus Rchb.f. 1878; Lissochilus mildbraedii Kraenzl. 1909; Lissochilus paludicolus Rchb.f. 1878; Lissochilus platypterus Rchb.f. 1882; Lissochilus stolzianus (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1915; Lissochilus ugandae Rolfe 1905; Lissochilus validus Rendle 1895; Lissochilus validus var. minor Rendle 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lissochilus paludicolus; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lissochilus buchanani; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lissochilus angolensis; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lissochilus lindleyanus; West African Lilies and Orchids Morton 1961 as E lindleyana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide/photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991: Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as E buchananii; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo/drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide

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