Oeceoclades lubbersiana (De Wild. & Laurent) Garay & P.Taylor 1976 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Lubber's Oeceoclades [Belgian Director of the Brussels Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire and Uganda in forests in deep shade at elevations around 1050 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with fusiform to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, acute, spreading, median nerve prominent beneath, dark green with pronounced paler green mottling, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, simple, linear-lanceolate, acute bracts, 3.2 to 5.6" [8 to 14 cm] long, lax to subdensely 8 to18 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute, scarious, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying porrect to horizontal flowers.

Synonyms *Eulophia lubbersiana De Wild. & Laurent 1899; Eulophidium lubbersianum (De Wild. & Laurent) Summerh. 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989;