Eulophia beravensis Rchb.f. 1881 Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Common Name The Bereva Eulophia [A town in Madagascar]

Flower Size 3/16 to 1/4" [8 to 10 mm]

Found in Madagascar in deciduous forests on sand and dunes at elevations of 10 to 800 meters as a large sized, hot to war mgrowing terrestrial orchid with numerous, closely set, elongate, cauliform pseudobulbs enveloped by many non and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 3 to 4 apical, elongate, narrowly linear, rigid, v-shaped leaves that blooms in the fall on a paniculate, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with successively opening flowers

Synonyms Graphorchis beravensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Lissochilus beravensis (Rchb.f.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981 as Lissochilus beravensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 photo good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide