!Pteroglossaspis eustachya Rchb.f. 1878 Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Part Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Racemose Pteroglossapsis

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Brazil in scrubby grasslands or over rocks at elevations of 1650 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a chain of fleshy, lobed underground pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, linear-lanceolate, long-petiolate, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, 10" to 30" [25 to 75 cm] long, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Eulophia eustachya (Rchb.f.) Geerinck 1988; Eulophia menelikii Pax 1907; Orthochilus eustachyus (Rchb.f.) Bytebier 2014; Pteroglossaspis engleriana Kraenzl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing ghood; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide