Eulophia herbacea Lindl. 1833 Photo by Tripetch P.

FragrancePart SunCool LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Herb Eulophia - In China Mao Chun Mei Guan Lan

Flower Size 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Chinese Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos in montane grasslands and scrub at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with above ground, irregularily ovoid, few noded, glabrous pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, linear-lanceolate leaves that are present or appear just after blooming which occurs in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Eulophia albiflora Edgew. ex Lindl. 1859; Eulophia brachypetala Lindl. 1859; Eulophia lachnocheila Hook.f.. 1890; Eulophia vera Royle 1839; Geodorum bicolor (Roxb.) Voigt 1845; Graphorkis bicolor (Roxb.) Kuntze 1891; Graphorkis herbacea (Lindl.) Lyons 1907; Graphorkis lachnocheila (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Limodorum bicolor Roxb.1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895 as E lachnocheila; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnanad 1961 as E bracteosa pg 484 fig 359 fide; The Orchids of Bombay Santapu & Kapadia 1966; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing good; 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 Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Thailand 2 Vadhanaphuti 2012 photo fide