Eulophia sooi Chun & Tang ex S.C.Chen 1999 Drawing by Cai Shuqin and The EFlora Website

Partial shade Cool LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Soo's Eulophia [Chinese Botanist current] - In China Jian Ye Mei Guan Lan

Flower Size

Found in the Chinese Himalayas and Myanmar on grassy slopes at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, transversely elliptic pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, present at flowering, linear-lanceolate to ensiform, acuminate, basally contracted into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, racemose, several amplexicaul, tubular, elongate sheathed at the nodes, to 40" [100 cm] long, rachis 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, laxly 8 to 10 flowered inflroescence with lanceoalte, to oblong-lanceolate, shorter than the ovary, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 drawing fide