Eulophia malangana (Rchb.f.) Summerh.1956 Photo by Robert v. Blittersdorff and The East African Plants Website

Collection sheet and Drawing Specimen by H Baum and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Partial sun Cool Spring

Common Name The Malanga Eulophia [An area in northern Angola]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi and Zambia, in seasonally wet or waterlogged grasslands, in dambos and damp peaty soils on lake margins at elevations of 1300 to 1680 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with a subterranean, elongating rhizome giving rise to 2 to 6, erect, linear, acuminate, lowest sheathing leaves that are absent or just begining to develop at blooming which is in the spring on an erect, laxly to densely several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate acute floral bracts

Synonyms Eulophia rigidifolia Kraenzl. 1914; Eulophia warburgii Schltr. 1903; *Lissochilus malanganus Rchb.f. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998