Eulophia reticulata Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 21: 470 (1885).
Homotypic Synonyms:

Graphorkis reticulata (Ridl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Lissochilus madagascariensis Kraenzl., Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen 7: 256 (1882).
Eulophia camporum Schltr., Ann. Inst. Bot.-Géol. Colon. Marseille, III, 1: 170 (1913).
Description:
Pseudobulbs form shaped, fleshy and subterranean. Leaves 5-6, graminiform, acute, persisting for a long period after flowering. Inflorescence 30-40 cm tall; peduncle generally twice as long as the rachis, bearing 10 sheaths, the lower of which are long, evasive and more closely appressed, the upper ones longer. more distant and looser, cluster very loosely 15-25 flowered; flowers brown when live or dried, bracts acute, not more than half the length of the pedicel. Sepals oval-obtuse, apiculate (7-8 x 3.5- 4 mm), 5 veined. Petals nearly as wide as long (9 x 8 mm), sub orbicular or very widely oval, very obtuse and 5-7 veined, veins reddish and very visible, the 3 medians simple, the 2-4 laterals well branched-reticulate toward the outer margins. Labellum trilobed basally, lateral lobes small and obtuse, the median much larger, obcuneiform and obtuse; crisped-undulate marginally, provided with a small, yellow callus basally, consisting of several rows of small bumps; veins red, numerous and very visible; spur short, cylindrical, obtuse and very thick. Column 3 mm tall at most; anther provided behind with a small rounded, reddish bump between 2 small, flat, white appendages, forming the connective appendage.
Habitat:
From dry prairies, in unprotected places, from 800-1800 m alt.
Phenology:
Flowering in October-December or December-March is also common.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
Madagascar
References:
Flora of Madagascar: vascular plants: 49th family, Orchids / by H. Perrier de La Bathie; published under the auspices of the government of Madagascar and under the direction of H. Humbert; English revision and translation by Steven D. Beckman; POWO (2022). "Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/ Retrieved 26 November 2022."
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