Eulophia venosa (F.Muell.) Rchb.f. ex Benth. 1873

Photo by M A Clements and The Australian Tropical Rainforest Orchids Website

Part shade Hot Winter Spring

Common Name The Veined Eulophia

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas and Queensland Australia in open woodlands at elevations around 10 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a tuberous rhizome giving rise to a slender leafy stem carrying 1 to 2, erect, deciduous, apical, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, dark green, plicate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, blooming stem arising from the rhizome, terminal, wiry, 16 to 32" [40 to 80 cm] long, 6 to 20 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Dipodium venosum F.Muell. 1858; Eulophia agrostophylla F.M.Bailey 1895; Graphorkis venosa (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as E agrostophylla;