Eulophia litoralis Schltr. 1899 SECTION Orthochilus

Plant and flowers in situ South Africa Photos by The Fernkloof WebSite

Partial Sun Cold LATE spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Coastal Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province South Africa in coastal sands at elevations of sealevel to 850 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean tuberlike rhizome giving rise to vestigal or without leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, 8.8 to 36" [22 to 90 cm] long, rather laxly 6 to 27 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder,Schelpe and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; The Cape Orchids Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide