Eulophia elegans Schltr. 1915 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Cool LATER Summer EARLIERFall

Common Name The Elegant Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon, Tanzania and Malawi in wet grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 1750 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, elliptic tubers giving rise to 3 to 4, plicate, erect, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute leaves taht blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on an erect, arising before or with the leaves, peduncle with 4 to 5 papery bracts, rachis 4.8 to 15.2" [12 to 38 cm] long, 19.2 to 36" [48 to 90 cm] long overall, 9 to 20 flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, spreading, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide;