Eulophia parvilabris Lindl. 1836 Photos by Swaziland National Trust Commision and their Website

Partial Shade Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Small Lipped Eulophia

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Natal, Swaziland, and Transvaal South Africa in open grasslands and moist steep slopes at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a robust, medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with a chain of underground, conical pseudobulbs giving rise to leaves that are fully developed as it blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 12 to 30" [30 to 85 cm] long, 6 to 18 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, cream colored flowers which is diagnostic for species in northern South Africa

Synonyms Eulophia amplipetala Schltr. 1924; Eulophia latipetala Rolfe 1912; Eulophia rehmannii Rolfe 1912; Eulophia stewartiae Rolfe 1916; Graphorchis parvilabris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide