Eulophia exaltata Rchb.f. 1857 Photo by Michael Claro and The Phyto Images Website

Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Hot cool Winter Spring Summer

Common Name The Great Eulophia - In the Philippines - Damong Dapo or Grass Orchid

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] long

Found in Java, Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi and the Philippines in tall grasslands at elevations of near sea level to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, narrowly lanceolate, plicate, narrowing basally leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, rachis to 6" [15 cm] angular, to 30" [75 cm] long overall, to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bletia stricta C.Presl 1826; Cyrtopera ensiformis Lindl. 1858; Cyrtopodium ensiforme (Lindl.) S.Vidal 1885; Eulophia exaltata var. sarasinorum Schltr. 1925; Eulophia stricta (C.Presl) Ames 1915; Graphorkis exaltata (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E stricta; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as E stricta; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as E stricta photo/drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as E stricta; Orchids of Java Comber 1990;