Eulophia euantha Schltr. 1915 SECTION Orthochilus Photo by Eric La Croix

Showing more normal nodding flowers Photo by M Seleck and The Copper Flora Website TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Warm cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Epiphytic Eulophia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm] long

Found in Congo, Zaire, Burundi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and Angola in grasslands near woodlands at elevations of 850 to 1650 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, tuberous organs giving rise to 1 to 3, linear, acumionate, ribbed, grass-like, absent or partly developed at flowering time leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 3 short sheathed on the peduncle, densely 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Eulophia abyssinica var. euantha (Schltr.) Geerinck 1992; Eulophia speciosa Rolfe 1897; Eulophia speciosissima Butzin 1975; Orthochilus euanthus (Schltr.) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good/photo good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 photo fide; African Terrestrial Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009