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

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 carrying deep purple to green to mauve pink flowers.


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