Eulophia kyimbilae Schltr. 1915 Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial shade Warm Cool LATERSpring Summer

Common Name The Kyimbila Eulophia [A Mission on Lake Nyasa Tanzania]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbawe and Botswana in swampy grasslands and meadows near rivers and streams and in shallow standing water in dambos at elevations of 600 to 1750 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean tuberous, conical-ovoid, chain-forming growths giving rise to 3 to 5, forming a fan or tuft, linear-lanceolate, ribbed, leaves well developed at blooming in the later spring and summer on an erect, laxly up to 9 flowered inflorescence almost enveloped completely by 4 to 5 bracts and has lanceolate, spreading, acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidacaceaePart 2 Pope 1998; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb and Rasmussen 2004 photo/drawing ok; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide