Eulophia bouliawongo (Rchb.f.) J.Raynal 1966


Plant and Flowers in situ Gabon Photos by Guy Ramette-Vovan of Gabon and his Gabon Orchids Website


Common Name The Soft, Delicate Gland Bulbophyllum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire and Angola as a large to giant sized terrestrial with irregular shaped, partly to subterranean pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, acute to acuminate, plicate, heavy textured, robustly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 37.5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Eulophia gigantea (Welw. ex Rchb.f.) N.E.Br. 1889; Eulophia oedoplectron Summerh. 1936; *Galeandra bouliawongo Rchb.f. 1852; Lissochilus bouliawongo (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1865; Lissochilus elatus Rolfe 1898; Lissochilus giganteus Welw. ex Rchb.f. 1865; Lissochilus macranthus Lindl. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lissochilus gigantea; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lissochilus elatus; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E gigantea; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 8 2017 photo fide;