Eulophia zeyheriana Sond.1846 Photo by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Another Angle

Plant and flowers in situ Photos courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz and their Website

Partial shade Cold LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name Zeyher's Eulophia [German Botanist and Plant Collector in South Africa 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Cape Province, Swaziland, Natal and Transvaal South Africa in high altitude sour grasslands at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with grass-like, linear leaves that are half developed at blooming occuring in the late spring and early summer on an erect, laxly 4 to 17 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eulophia brachystyla Schltr.1899; Graphorkis zeyheriana (Sond.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing not = E mechowii; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide