Eulophia promensis Lindl.1833 SECTION Eulophia

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photos by James Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATERSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Prome Hills Eulophia [Myanmar region]

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in Bangladesh, the eastern Himalayas, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with tuberous, cylindric-globose pseudobulbs carrying 2, present during flowering, large, narrowly elliptic, acute, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, 22.6" [54 cm] long, laxly 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with bracts and linear-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Ania promensis (Lindl.) Senghas 1984; Ascotainia promensis (Lindl.) Schltr.1919; Eulophia geniculata King & Pantl. 1895; Eulophia massiei Guillaumin 1930; Tainia promensis (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1889

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895 as Ania promensis; Indian Orchids Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1979 photo hmm; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as E geniculata drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as E geniculata photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as E geniculata photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing good

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