Eulophia monotropis Schltr. 1916

Another Angle

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by © A. Rensonnet [1 and 3] and M. Séleck [photo 2] Copper Flora WebSite

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The ?Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in Brachystegia and escarpment woodlands at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, slender, warm to cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbous, conical, chain forming tubers giving rise to 7 to 8, erect, linear, acuminate,the basal 3 sheathing, absent at flowering leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle with a short median sheath, 12 to 17.2" [30 to 43 cm] long, laxly 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts carrying spreading becoming nodding flowers.


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