Eulophia tabularis (L.f.) Bolus 1888 SECTION Orthochilus

Plant in situ South Africa Photos by Tyrone Genade

Full SunCold LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Table Like Eulophia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos in sandy soils near sandstone and in marshy places with humus as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean monilirformous rhizome giving rise to erect and plicate, linear, acute leaves becoming mature at flowering which occurs in late spring and summer on an erect, [10 to 40 cm] long, 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cymbidium tabulare (L.f.) Sw. 1799; Epidendrum tabulare (L.f.) Poir. 1810; Eulophia peglerae Rolfe 1912; Orthochilus tabularis (L.f.) Bytebier 2014; *Satyrium tabulare L.f. 1782; Serapias tabularis (L.f.) Thunb. 1794

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing ok; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide