Eulophia tanganyikensis Rolfe 1897

Inflorescence In Situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Partial Sun Cool Cold LATE SpringSummer

Common Name The Tanzanian Eulophia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in damp grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with small, close-set, conical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, plicate, erect, linear leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a slender, few to 10 flowered inflorescence with flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Eulophia chlorotica Kraenzl. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998;