Eulophia walleri (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1895 SECTION Orthochilus Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial shade Hot Cool Spring Summer

Common Name Waller's Eulophia [English Missionary in East Africa 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cape Verde and Namimbia in seasonally wet grasslands and in woodlands at elevations of 175 to 1600 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with subterranean irregularily cylindrical-conical, proximate in chains tuberous growths giving rise to 2 to 3, linear, acuminate, grass-like leaves that blooms spring and summer on an erect, densely 8 to 20 flwoered inflroescence with 6 to 7, acute, sheathing bracts and setose floral bracts and carrying subnutant flowers

Synonyms *Cyrtopera walleri Rchb.f. 1881; Eulophia angustiflora Kraenzl. 1909; Eulophia piscicelliana Buscal. & Muschl.1913; Orthochilus walleri (Rchb.f.) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as cyrtopera walleri; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009