Eulophia pratensis Lindl. 1858 Drawing by P.F. Fyson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shade Warm LATE Fall Winter

Common Name The Prat? Eulophia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southwestern India in short grasslands in muddy clayey soils as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with 2 to 4, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that appear before blooming in the late fall and winter on an erect, 6 to 18" [15 to 45 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with persistent, oblong-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION The drawing above does not make clear that the lip is trilobed apically.

Synonyms Eulophia ramentacea Wight 1851; Eulophia virens Stocks ex Lindl. 1858; Graphorkis pratensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Bombay Santapu & Kapadia 1966 as E ramentacea drawing fide; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 as E ramentacea drawing hmm; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007