Eulophia eylesii Summerh. 1937 Drawing by J S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Sun Warm cool Spring

Common Name Eyles Eulophia [Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Malwai,. Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in open woodlands at eleavtions of 500 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial without leaves that has a subterranean, tuberous, cigar-shped tubers that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3, erect, brownish yellow, several basal sheaths and 1 to 2 smaller ones further up, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long, 11.2" [28 cm] long overall, fairly densely many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with a strong decomposing scent.

Synonyms Eulophia eylesii var. auquieriana Geerinck 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawings fide