Eulophia dabia (D.Don) Hochr. 1910 SECTION Eulophia Drawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Web Page

Part shade Hot Cool Winter LATERSpring

Common Name The Dubious Eulophia [Orthological misspelling of Dubia or obscure]

Flower Size 1/4" to .65" [.7 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the Chinese Himalayas, Pakistan, the western Himalayas, India, eastern Himalayas, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar on fixed sand ridges and on dry open mountainsides at elevations of 400 to 1330 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with irregular, cylindric, globose, subterranean pseudobulbs that are leafless during flowering and carrying 2, linear, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the winter through later spring on an erect, racemsoe, subsecund, 4 to 10.8" [10 to 27 cm] long, laxly to subdensely flowered inflorescence with pale brown, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 3 veined floral bracts.

Synonyms *Bletia dabia D.Don 1825; Eulophia campestris Wall. ex Lindl 1833; Eulophia faberi Rolfe 1896; Eulophia hemileuca Lindl. 1859; Eulophia hormusjii Duthie 1906; Eulophia ramentacea (Roxb.) Lindl. 1833; Eulophia rupestris Wall. ex Lindl. 1833; Eulophia turkestanica (Litv.) Schltr. 1913; Geodorum ramentaceum (Roxb.) Voigt 1845; Graphorkis campestris (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Graphorkis dabia (D.Don) Kuntze 1891; Graphorkis rupestris (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Limodorum dabia (D.Don) Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don 1825; Limodorum ramentaceum Roxb. 1832; Limodorum turkestanicum Litv. 1902;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as E campestris drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as E hormusjii drawing; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 as E campestris; The Orchids of Bombay Santapu & Kapadia 1966; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 as E hormusjii drawing hmm; Orchids of the North-West Himalaya Deva and Naithani 1986 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as E turkestanica; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 as E hormusjii; Orchids of Kumaun Himalaya Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Indian Orchids A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing ok;

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