Eulophia massokoensis Schltr. 1915 Photo by A. Rensonnet and The Copperflora Website

Drawing Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Massako Eulophia [A Town in Tanzania]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia in woodlands at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to coldgrowing terrestrial with a chain of partly subterranean, conical to ovaois, pseudobulbous, giving rise to 6 to 7, in a fan, arising with the flowers, narrowly linear, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, slender peduncle with a short sheath half way up, to 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with shorter to equal to the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia friesii Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as E friesii; Flora of East Africa part 3 Cribb 1989; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998