Eulophia coeloglossa Schltr. 1903 SECTION Cyrtopera Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial sun Cool LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Hollow Tongued Eulophia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cape Province and Natal South Africa in wet dambos and marshes at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a subteranean, fleshy, elongate rhizome giving rise to 4 to 5, in a fan, linear, ribbed, acute leaves that are often only partly develped at blooming, occuring in the late spring and early summer on an erect, laxly 3 to 13 flowered inflorescence with 3 short, acute bracts and lanceolate, acuminate or acute floal bracts and carrying subnutant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo 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