Eulophia katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild. 1919 Photo by Rensonnet A. and The Copper Flora WebSite

Partial Sun Cool LATE Winter spring

Common Name The Katanga Eulophia [An Area of southwestern Zaire]

Flower Size 1.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in dry grasslands and bare rocky patches in open miombo and rocky hillsides at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with mostly subterranean, conical to ovoid, several noded pseudobulbs that are close set in a short chain and carrying linear, acute, grass-like, often rather curved, usually arising after flowering leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, slender, 4 to 24" [10 to 60 cm] long, laxly 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 3 sheaths towards the base

Synonyms Eulophia paucisquamata De Wild. 1919; *Lissochilus katangensis De Wild. 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; African Terretrial Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawing fide