Eulophia arenicola Schltr. 1903 Photo by Pieter Mier and The ISpot Nature Website

Collection Sheet Specimen by H Baum and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Partial sun Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Sand Living Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana in plateau grasslands and montane dry grasslands in sandy soils at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with underground, onion shaped tubers forming short chains giving rise to several, ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring on a 2 to 36" [5 to 45 cm] long, rather laxly to 12 flowered inflorescence arisinf before the new leaves and has 3 scarious bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 photo fide