Eulophia monticola Rolfe 1897 Drawing by J S Ball The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Mountain Living Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Malawi and and Zimbabwe in montane grasslands and woodlands at elevations of 1100 to 2140 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with partly above ground, pseudobulbous, conical-ovoid tubers giving rise to 3 to 7, erect, in a fan, linear, acute, grass-like well developed at blooming leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle with 1 to 3 scarious sheaths towards the base, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, laxly 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts .

Synonyms Eulophia inyangensis Summerh.1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing hmm; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Flora of Tropical Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawing fide