Eulophia cooperi Rchb.f. 1881 Photo by Duncan McFarlane and The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Website

Fragrance Part Sun Cool LATE Spring

Common Name Cooper's Eulophia [South African Original Collector of species]

Flower Size

Found in Transvaal South Africa on rocky quartzite ridges at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with narrow grass like leaves that are just energing or partly developed at anthesis and blooms in the spring on an erect, laxly 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carries faintly fragrant, partly opening flowers.

Synonyms Eulophia fragrans Schltr. 1895; Eulophia sankeyi Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, and Burns 2008 photos fide