Eulophia fridericii (Rchb.f.) A.V.Hall 1965 Photo by Bart Wursten and The Mozambique Flora Website

Drawing as E roseolabia Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Warm cool Spring Summer

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

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Transvaal South Africa in mixed deciduous woodlands and in rocky areas on hillsides at eleavtions of 700 to 1500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing, terrestrial with partly above ground, conical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5, the 2 lowest sheathing, ovate to elliptic, plicate, bright green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, somewhat before or just as the leaves arrive, rather laxly to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia roseolabia (Schltr.) Butzin 1975; *Lissochilus fridericii Rchb.f. 1867; Lissochilus latifolius Schltr. 1916; Lissochilus roseolabius Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos