Eulophia parvula (Rendle) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Lissochilus Photo by J Lebrun and The Copperflora Website

Collection Sheet Specimen by C Lederman and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Partial sun Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Small Flowered Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African republic, Congo, Zaire, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in seasonally burned grasslands and dry bush elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with underground, obliquely irregular conical, inchains tubers giving rise to 3 to 5, plicate, elliptic to lanceolate elliptic, acute to acuminate, srticulated to the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a 6 to 12" [30 to 60 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence arising before or with the leaves with 2 to 3 basal bracts and 1 to 4, linear, sterile bracts above and linear, accuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia ledermannii Kraenzl. 1912; Eulophia lisowskii Szlach. 1993; Eulophia tanganyikae Kraenzl. 1900; *Lissochilus parvulus Rendle 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009