Eulophia taitensis Pfennig & P.J.Cribb 1977 SECTION 7 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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

Partial shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name The Taita Eulophia [A Hill Area in Kenya]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in thickets on sandy soils, coastal bushland and in woodlands at elevations of sea level to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with erect, proximate, narrowly cylindrical-conical to fusiform, green pseudobulbous growths giving rise to 6 to 14, fleshy, conduplicate, linear, acute to acuminate, margins serrulate leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, laxly 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 4 short, acute bracts and lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide/photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009