Eulophia penduliflora Kraenzl. 1901

Plant in situ Zambia Photos by B Beekes and The Zambia Flora Website


Type for E nana Drawing by J S Ball/ Schlechter and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Pendent Flowered Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Benin, Guinea, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia Angola and Zimbabwe in woodlands among rocks on hillsides at elevations around 750 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with partly above ground, conical, erect, enveloped bybrown sheahts, yellow when dry tubers giving rise to 3 to 9, in a fan, loinear, acuminate, not plicate, partly developed at flowering leaves taht blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle with 1 to 2 sheaths, 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, laxly 4 to 9 flowered inflorescence with brownish, lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia angustilabellata De Wild. 1919; Eulophia lambinoniana Geerinck 1990; Eulophia lindiana Kraenzl. 1914; Eulophia nana Schltr. 1915;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Terrestrial African Orchids A Select Review J S Ball 2009 drawing fide;