Eulophia venulosa Rchb.f. 1881 SECTION 6 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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

Partial Sun Hot Cool LATESpring

Common Name The Veined Eulophia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in miombo woodlands on stony or sandy soils and in wooded grasslands and coastal forests at elevations up to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial growing from ovoid underground pseudobulbous tubers giving rise to narrowly linear, acute leaves, just appearing at the time of flowering in late spring on a 6-11 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eulophia encyclioides Schltr. 1915; Eulophia humilis Rendle 1895; Eulophia paradoxa Kraenzl. 1902; Eulophia paradoxa var. greatrexii Merxm. 1951; Graphorkis venulosa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as E paradoxa drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as E paradoxa; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing good; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009