Eulophia odontoglossa Rchb.f. 1846 SECTION Orthochilus Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Partial Shade Cool Cold LATE spring Summer

Common Name The Toothed Lip Eulophia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa in rocky grasslands at elevations of 1650 to 2300 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool to coldgrowing terrestrial with a chain of underground pseudobulbs giving rise to 5 to 6, erect, oblanceolate, plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a slender, erect, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by imbricate, papery sheaths with the flowers held towards the apex

Synonyms Cyrtopera holstiana Kraenzl. 1895; Cyrtopera papillosa Rolfe 1893; Cyrtopera shupangae Rchb.f. 1881; Eulophia aurea Kraenzl. 1897; Eulophia baoulensis A.Chev. 1920; Eulophia brunneorubra Schltr. 1915; Eulophia chrysantha Schltr. 1895; Eulophia durbanensis Rolfe 1917; Eulophia elamellata De Wild. 1919; Eulophia flammea Kraenzl. 1912; Eulophia graciliscapa Schltr. 1897; Eulophia holstiana Kraenzl. 1895; Eulophia johnstonii Rolfe 1897; Eulophia lata Rolfe 1897; Eulophia missionis Rendle 1895; Eulophia ochracea Schltr. 1915; Eulophia panganiana Kraenzl. 1900; Eulophia papillosa (Rolfe) Schltr. 1897; Eulophia propinqua Hutch. 1921; Eulophia shupangae (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1895; Graphorkis odontoglossa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Orthochilus odontoglossus (Rchb.f.) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as Cyrtopera shupangae; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as E shupangae drawing ok; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part Cribb 1989 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo/drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009