Eulophia sabulosa Schltr. 1915Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Full shade Hot Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Sand Loving Eulophia

Flower Size

Found in Malawi?, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania in woodlands at elevations of 250 to 1350 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with perrenating organs, pseudobulbous, close set, in chains carrying 7 to 8 held in a fan, linear, acute to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring on 1 to 2, peduncle slender, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, rachis 4 to 11.6" [10 to 29 cm] long, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence with linear, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying flowers with green to brownish green sepals, basaly green petals white apically, lip white with a purple mid lobe, cream callus amd purple striped side lobes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as E ischna drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 Drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998