Eulophia platypetala Lindl. 1837

Plant in situ southern Cape Province Photos by Outramps and The I Spot Nature Website

Fragrance Partial shade Cool winter Spring

Common Name The Broad Petal Eulophia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province in dry coastal veldt and in grassy areas at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, pseudobulbous rhizome giving rise to smoewhat coriaceous, partly developed at blooming, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 1 t o2 simple branched, 10 to 18" [25 to 45 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying flowes with a faint soapy scent.

Synonyms Eulophia lissochiloides Lindl.1837; Graphorkis lissochilodes (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Graphorkis platypetala (Lindl.) Kuntze1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 photo good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 Photos fide;