Eulophia seleensis (De Wild.) Butzin 1975

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

Drawing Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Partial shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Sele Eulophia [ A city in Zaire]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in sandy woodlands, rocky hillsides in sandy soils at elevations of 800 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a mostly subterranean, conical, pseudobulbous growth giving rise to 5 to 9, forming a fan, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate leaves that are starting to develop at blooming occuring in the spring on 1 to 2, erect, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with an ovate bract in the basal half and linear, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms Eulophia kisanfuensis De Wild. 1919; Eulophia recurvata G.Will. 1980; Eulophia seleensis var. kisanfuensis (De Wild.) Geerinck 1992; Eulophia seleensis var. tenuiscapa (Schltr.) Geerinck 1992; Eulophia tenuiscapa Schltr. in R.E.Fries 1916; Lissochilus kisanfuensis De Wild. 1919; *Lissochilus seleensis De Wild. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical east Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 2 Pope 1998 drawing good;