Eulophia mackinnonii Duthie 1902 TYPE Drawing by Hormusji/Duthie

Another Drawing Drawing by Som Deva & H.B. Naithani and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Summer

Common Name Mackinnon's Eulophia [original collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in the western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Nepal and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing terrestrial with a chain of flattened, triangular shaped tubers giving rise to an erect, cylindrical stem carrying 2 apical, arising with the flowers, plicate, broadly lanceolate, acuminate, tapering below into elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle with 3 to 4 loose sheaths, 16 to 24" [40 to 60 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with equal to longer than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, persistent floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Northwestern Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of the North-West Himalaya Deva and Naithani 1986 drawing fide