Eulophia leachii Greatrex ex A.V.Hall 1965 SECTION 7 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 Photos by Lourens Grobler

Full shadeHot Warm LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name Leach's Eulophia [English Amatuer Botanist in Rhodesia and South Africa 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Natal and Transvaal South Africa among bushes under trees in hot dry areas at elevations of 375 to 750 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with cylindrical to conical, slightly subterraean pseudobulbs carrying several, plicate, leathery, rough margined leaves that are fully developed at blooming occuring in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, 5 to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo; African Orchids In the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009