Eulophia bracteosa Lindl. 1833

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Common Name The Bracteate Eulophia - In China Chang Bao Mei Guan Lan

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in northern Guangdong, northeast Guangxi and southeast Yunnan Provinces of China as well as Assam, Bangladesh and Myanmar along valleys and in scrubby grasslands in sunny locations at elevations of 400 to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, transversly ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, present at blooming, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, papery, acuminate, contracted below into the cuneate, elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, 18" to 28" [45 to 80 cm] long, racemose to rarely paniculate, subdensely to densely 8 to 16 flowered inflorescence with several, scattered, amplexicaul sheaths and linear-lanceollate, membraneous, exceeding the ovary in length, acuminate floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Eulophia grandiflora Lindl. 1833; Geodorum bracteatum Voigt 1845; Graphorkis bracteosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing not = E herbacea; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #4 1984; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;