Eulophia epidendraea (J.König ex Retz.) C.E.C.Fisch. 1928 Photo by © Siddarth Machado and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of © Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Drawing Drawing by © M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg

Fragrance part shade Spring

Common Name The Epidendrum-Like Eulophia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with buried to partially exposed, roundish-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, narrowly linear, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a 24" [60 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with rather waxy, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Aerobion carinatum Spreng. 1826; Alismorkis carinata (Willd.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum carinatum (Willd.) Kostel. 1831; Calanthe carinata (Willd.) Lindl. 1833; Eulophia carinata (Willd.) Lindl. 1833; Eulophia epidendroides (Willd.) Schltr. 1914; Eulophia virens (Roxb.) Spreng. 1826; Eulophia viridiflora Steud. 1840; Eulophus carinatus (Willd.) R.Br. 1821; Eulophus virens (Roxb.) R.Br. 1821; Graphorkis virens (Roxb.) Kuntze 1891; Limodorum carinatum Willd. 1805; Limodorum epidendroides Willd. 1805; Limodorum variegatum Lam. 1792; Limodorum virens Roxb. 1795; *Serapias epidendraea J.König ex Retz 1791

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as E epidendroides; Orchid Culture in Ceylon and the East Price 1918; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E epidendroides; The Orchids of Bombay Santapu & Kapadia 1966 drawing ok; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 as E virens; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007