Eulophia pyrophila (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1947 publ. 1948 SECTION Lissochilus Specimen by J Kirk and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Partial sun Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Fire Loving Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe in wet open grasslands and woodland in high rainfall areas at elevations of 600 to 1400 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, chain forming tubers giving rise to 4 to 5, lowest sheathing, upper, linear, coriaceous leaves that are absent at flowering occuring in the spring on a laxly many flowered inflorescence with linear, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia excavata Butzin 1957; Eulophia letouzeyana Geerinck 1989 publ. 1990; Eulophia maesta (Merxm.) Butzin 1975; Eulophia microceras (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1953; Eulophia taylorii (Ridl.) Butzin 1975; Lissochilus cochlearis Schltr. 1916; Lissochilus heteroglossus Rchb.f. 1881; Lissochilus maestus Merxm.1951; Lissochilus microceras Rchb.f. 1881; *Lissochilus pyrophilus Rchb.f. 1878; Lissochilus taylorii Ridl. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as E excavata; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo ok; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009