Eulophia flava (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890 Photo by Matthew and Website

Part Sun Hot Cool MID Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Yellow Eulophia - In China Huang Hua Mei Guan Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan provinces of China, India, Assam, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Hong Kong and Vietnam on open grassy slopes and along streamsides in crevasses at elevations around 400 to 1500 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with above ground, erect, pale greenish, subcylindic, many noded pseudobulbs carrying usually 2, usually arising after blooming, oblong-lanceolate, papery, acuminate, tapering below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid spring and summer on a racemose, 24 to 38" [60 to 95 cm] long, laxly more than 10 flowered inflorescence with several scattered sheaths and lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, acute to acuminate flora bracts.

Synonyms Cyrtopera cullenii Wight 1851; Cyrtopera flava Lindl.1833; Cyrtopodium flavum (Lindl.) Benth. 1881; Eulophia cullenii (Wight) Blume 1859; Graphorkis flava (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lissochilus flavus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 photo fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; Orchids of the North-West Himalaya Deva and Naithani 1986 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as E culleni drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;