Eulophia carsonii Rolfe 1897 Photo by Piqueray J. and The CopperFlora Website

Part Sun Cool LATER Spring

Common Name Carson's Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in woodlands, grasslands and margins of watershed dambos at elevations of 1000 to 1650 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, short chain-like, irregularily ellipsoid, tuberous organs giving rise to 1 to 3, erect, linear, acuminate, plicate, grasslike, partly developed at anthesis leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 8 to 12" 2 scarious sheathed, 2 to 190 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying rather bell shaped flowers.

Synonyms Eulophia welwitschii subsp. carsonii (Rolfe) Geerinck 2005; Orthochilus carsonii (Rolfe) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 3 Cribb 1989; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998;

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