Eulophia callichroma Rchb.f. 1881 Photos by Bryan Ramesay and his P Base Website

Partial sun Hot Cool EARLYSpring

Common Name The Green Calli Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland rocky places in woodlands often at elevations of 60 to 1500 meters as a to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with mostly above ground, in a chain, green to reddish brown, conical, heavily wrinkled, pseudobulbs carrying 7 to 11, distichous, recurved, coriaceous, tapering to become linear, wider into the sheathing below, absent at flowering leaves that blooms in the early spring on an arising from the upper nodes of the pseudobulb, paniculate, 1 to 4 branched, stout, to 16" [40 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence envelope dpartially by several, loose, papery bracts.

Synonyms Acrolophia paniculata P.J.Cribb 1977; Graphorkis callichroma (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 23 Schlechter/Brieger 1990 as Acrolophia paniculata drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing hmm; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos good

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