Eulophia rhodesiaca Schltr. 1916

Side View of Flower Photos by M Selleck and The Copper Flora Website

Partial shade Warm Cool LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Zimbabwe Eulophia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola in open miombo and dry rocky hillsides at elevations of 900 to1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with mostly subterranean, chain-like, pseudobulbous tubers giving rise to 2 to 4, linear, grass-like, absent or partly developed at flowering leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, slender, wiry, 1 sheath near the base, [13 to 30 cm] long, laxly 12 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Eulophia sankisiensis De Wild. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide/photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceaepart 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide;