Eulophia reticulata Ridl. 1885 Photo by Moritz Grubenmann and The Eulophiinae Website

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Reticulate Eulophia [refers to the striping on the flower] - In Madagascar Kamasina

Flower Size .56 to .72" [1.5 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Madagascar in grasslands and among rocks at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean tubers giving rise to 5 to6 grass-like, arising after flowering, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle twice as long as the rachis, with 10 sheaths, the lower long, evasive and closely adpressed, the uppers are longer, more distant and looser, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, very loosely 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with acute, up to half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

In Madagascar the leaves, capsules and roots are eatten as an aphrodisiac

Synonyms Eulophia camporum Schltr. 1913; Graphorkis reticulata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Lissochilus madagascariensis Kraenzl. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1941 as Lissochilus madagascarensis; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Cribb, Du Puy and Bosser 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Hermans and Cribb photo fide;