Eulophia galeoloides Kraenzl. 1898 Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Deep shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Galeola-Like Eulophia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ghana, Nigeria, Zaire, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi in deep shade in evergreen forests at elevations of 1050 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial saprophyte with a subterranean, fleshy tuber without leaves giving rise in the summer to an erect, yellow, laxly to densely few to many flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 tubular bracts towards the base and 2 to 4, lanceolate, acuminate bracts above

Synonyms Eulophia cyrtosioides Schltr. 1900; Eulophia goetzeana Kraenzl. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawingok/photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing ok; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing good;