Eulophia latilabris Summerh. 1936 Photo by Gunter Baumann and The West African Plants Website

Partial shade Cool LATERSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Broad Lipped Eulophia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbawe and Botswana in swampy grasslands, in tall grasses at swamp and dambo margins, and beside rivers in swampy areas at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, obliquely conical tuberous growths giving rise to 2 to 5, lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that are not fully developed at blooming in the later spring and early summer on an erect, to 48" [120 cm] long, stout, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 5 loose bracts and has elliptic, acute, in opposite pairs each enclosing 1 to 2 sub-nutant flowers

SynonymsEulophia busseana (Kraenzl.) Butzin 1975; Eulophia gilletiana Butzin 1975; Eulophia lomamiensis Butzin 1975; Eulophia longilobata Butzin 1975; Eulophia pentalamellata Butzin 1975; Lissochilus busseanus Kraenzl. 1902; Lissochilus leopoldii Kraenzl. 1899; Lissochilus nyassae Rolfe 1897; Lissochilus schweinfurthii Rchb.f. 1878; Lissochilus subintegris De Wild1919; Lissochilus thomsonii Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lissochilus Schweinfurthii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lissochilus Schweinfurthii; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 24 Schlechter/Brieger 1991 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;