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

Partial sun Hot Cool EARLYSpring

Common Name The Green Calli Eulophia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 as Acrolophia paniculata drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos good