Eulophia schweinfurthii Kraenzl. 1893 SECTION Lissochilus

Side View of Flower Photos by J Lebrun/E Ilunga and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Collection Sheet Specimen by R Schlechter [As E pentheri] and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Partial sun Warm Cold LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Schweinfurth's Eulophia [German Explorer in Africa mid 1800's to early 1900's] ]

Flower Size 1 to 1.52" [2.5 to 3.8 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Zaire, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Transvaal South Africa in wet bog verges at elevations of 900 to 2100 meters as a medium to giant sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean, irregularily cylindrical tubers in chains giving rise to 4 to 7, in a fan, slightly succulent, conduplicate in youth, linear, acuminate leaves that blooms in later winter and early spring 1 to 2, arising before the leaves, rhachis 2.8 to 9.2" [7 to 23 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence with 5 to 6, papery bracts along the length and linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Eulophia chrysops Summerh.1958; Eulophia compta Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952; Eulophia descampsii De Wild. 1919; Eulophia involuta Summerh. 1936; Eulophia orthoplectra var. schweinfurthii (Kraenzl.) Geerinck 1988; Eulophia pentheri Schltr. 1899; Eulophia vermiculata De Wild. 1919; Lissochilus aurantiacus Rchb.f. 1865; Lissochilus descampsii De Wild. 1919; Lissochilus elegantulus Schltr. 1916; Lissochilus holubii Rolfe 1897; Lissochilus johnstonii Rolfe 1897; Lissochilus pentheri Schltr. 1899; Lissochilus smithii Rolfe 1897; Lissochilus vermiculatus De Wild.1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; West African Lilies and Orchids Morton 1961 as E involuta; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as E chrysops drawing/photo hmm; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009