Eulophia ibityensis Schltr. 1925

Type Drawing Photo by Karl Senghas/TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Spring Fall

Common Name The Ibity Eulophia [A communal town in Madagascar]

Flower Size 1 to 1.08" [2.5 to 2.7 cm]

Found in central Madagascar on rocky outcrops and forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with fusiform-c=ylindrical pseudobulbs carrying grasslike, arising after flowering, heavily veined leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, peduncle with 4 to 5, adpressed, distant sheaths, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long overall, simple to several basally branched, rachis to 6" [15 cm] long, loosely 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lissochilus ibityensis (Schltr.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1941 as Lissochilus ibityensis drawing fide; Orchids of Madagasdcar Hermans, Cribb, Bosser and Du Puy 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans & Cribb 2009 photo fide