Eulophia calanthoides Schltr.1895 Photo by H. Kurzweil

Another Flower? Photo by Jaco Adendorff , and his Orchid Photo Website

Partial Sun Cold LATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name The Calanthe-Like Eulophia

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal South Africa in bush and tall herbaceus vegetation on forest margins at elevations of 1200 to 3000 meters as a slender, medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem and a few leaves that are fully developed at blooming, occuring in the late spring and early summer on a 12 to 30" [30 to 75 cm] long, 7 to 25 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eulophia acuminata Rolfe 1912; Eulophia allisonii Rolfe 1912; Eulophia subintegra Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #2 2000 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide