Eulophia meleagris Rchb.f. 1847 Photo by Kurzweil

Part sunCold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Dotted Like A Guinea Fowl Eulophia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in eastern Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal South Africa in the margins of upland forests as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, monilformous rhizomes giving rise to an erect stem carrying thin leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 8 to 32" []20 to 80 cm] long, lax, 3 to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, slighly shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Graphorkis meleagris (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;