Eulophia tricristata Schltr. 1903 Stamp Scan by Michael MW 313 and The Primula Velvet Website

Collection sheet and Drawing Collection sheet Drawing by Dorota Cieslicka

Partial shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Three Crested Eulophia

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Zaire, Angola and Zambia in wet dambo grasslands as a medium to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 3, absent at flowering, leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle with 2 loose sheaths, [50 to 120 cm] long, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying deep purple to green to mauve pink flowers with a white hairy lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998;