Eulophia mumbwaensis Summerh.1927 Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Mumbwa Eulophia [A town in Central Zambia]

Flower Size 1.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbawe in sandy woodlands, dry dambos and on rocky hillsides at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with mostly subterranean, conical, chain forming pseudobulb like growths giving rise to 4 to 8, linear, grasslike, green leaves that area absent or just arising at blooming in the spring on an erect, laxly 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 bracts and lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying subnutant to spreading flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photo