Eulophia rolfeana Kraenzl. 1903

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Rolfe's Eulophia [Director of Kew English late 1800/ early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in woodlands, rocky hillsides and dry dambos at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a partly subterranean, conical, chain-forming tuberous growth giving rise to3 to 5, linear, grass-like leaves that are partially developed at blooming occuring in the spring on 1 to 2, erect, laxly 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with an ovate bract in the basal half.

Synonyms Eulophia williamsonii P.J.Cribb 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998;