Eulophia longisepala Rendle 1894 SECTION 6 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2014 Type for section Photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Webpage

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Common Name The Long Sepal Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Natal South Africa in mixed deciduous woodlands and coastal forests on granite outcrops, rocky hill slopes and escarpments in sandy soils at elevations of 5 to 1400 meters as a miniature to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean perennating, branched tuber giving rise to vestigal, linear, purplish leaves that blooms in the late spring through summer on 1 to 3, erect, arising with or before the leaves, slender, wiry, red green to purple, 4 to 30" [10 to 75 cm] long, rachis 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia antennata Schltr. 1899; Eulophia bangweolensis Schltr. 1916; Eulophia stolzii Schltr. 1915; Eulophia triceras Schltr. 1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as E antennata; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; African Terretrial Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 as E antennata