Eulophia dactylifera P.J.Cribb 1977 Drawing by J S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Warm LATE Spring

Common Name The Finger Carrying Eulophia [Refers to the papillae on the lip]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Zambia and Zimbabwe in open areas of woodland at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with subterranean, obliquely conical tubers in a short chain giving rise to 4 to 5, lowest 2 sheath like, the uppers ovate, acute, undulate margin leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, to 26" [65 cm] long, rather laxly many [to 30] flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Eul sp #72; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Terrestrial African Orchids a Select Review Ball 2009 drawing fide