!Eulophiella elisabethae Linden & Rolfe 1891 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Elizabeth's Eulophiella [Queen of Romania late 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar at elevations of 700 to 900 meters in forests as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform-oblong, pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 5, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, basally attenuate and petiolate leaves that blooms in the later summer through fall on a basal, 14" to 18" [35 to 45 cm long, racemose, 12 to 15 flowered inflorescence with wine red, obovate-oblong, obtuse concave floral bracts and carrying waxy, longlasting, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Eulophiella perrieri Schltr. 1920;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as E perrieri; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 11 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 2 1996 photo; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide