!Eurychone rothschildiana (O'Brien) Schltr. 1918 Photo by Eddy Futelot

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

Another Clone Photo Courtesy of Carl Withner

FragranceFull shadeHot to WarmLATE Fall

Common Name Rothschild's Eurychone [Banker and Orchid Enthusiast late 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Gabon, Zaire and Uganda in shady, moist, evergreen rainforests at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a monopodial, mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem, carrying obliquely obovate, unequally obtusely or subacutely bilobed apically leaves blooming on an axillary, pendant, 1 to 4" [2.5 to 10 cm] long, few to several [1 to 7] flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, obtuse bracts and showy, white, fragrant flowers. Cool to warm temperatures, high humidity and deep shade and regular waterings year round are needed to keep this species happy as well as being mounted on cork or treefern to accomodate the pendant inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum rothschildianum O'Brien 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 7 1993 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 5 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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