Eulophia welwitschii (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1889 SECTION Orthochilus

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Full sun Cool Cold SpringEARLYsummer

Common Name Welwitsch's Eulophia [Austrian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Zaire, Angola, Zambia, Cape Province, Natal, Swaziland and Transvaal in sour grassland and marshy areas in full sun at elevations close to sea level to quite high as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with leathery, stiffly erect, only partly matured at blooming leaves that blooms in the spring to early summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" to 36" [25 to 90 cm] long, 4 to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Orthochilus welwitschii Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 photo; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok/photo hmm; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide;