Paralophia epiphytica (P.J.Cribb, Du Puy & Bosser) P.J.Cribb 2005

Photo by Lourens Grobler and his Orchid Photo Website

Part Sun Hot Warm LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Epiphytic Eulophia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm] long

Found in southcentral and south eastern Madagascar on palm tree trunks at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping rhizome giving rise to non-pseudobulbous, cylindrical stems carrying thin textured leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, shorter than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Eulophia epiphytica P.J.Cribb, Du Puy & Bosser 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar DuPuy, Hermans, Cribb & Bosser 2007; A Feild Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;