Eulophia tabularis (L.f.) Bolus 1888

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; *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; The Cape Orchids Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide