Eulophia pileata Ridl. 1885

Plant and Flowers in situ Madagascar Photos by Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Website

Partial shade Cool winter Spring

Common Name The Felt Cap Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in the Comoros and central Madagascar in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool grwoing terrestrial with fusiform-cylindrical, green pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 7, in a fan, grass-like leaves taht blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, 16 to 20" [40 to 50 cm] long, unbranched, 20 to 30 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Graphorkis pileata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Lissochilus pileatus (Ridl.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1941 as Lissochilus pileata drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & bosser 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans & Cribb 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009 photo fide