AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Eulophiella Rolfe, Lindenia 7: 77 (1891).
Description:
Plants epiphyte; pseudobulbs very tall, leaves 3-6, membranous, plicate-veined, persistent on the old bulbs, articulate to the sheaths. Inflorescence basal, developing from the base of the mature bulb; simple; bracts numerous, not cauducous; flowers large (2-9 cm in diameter). Lateral sepals adnate to the column not labellum sub orbicular, 3-lobed, spur inserted at the base of the resupinate column, labellum provided, with several crest on the lower portion, foot narrow, stigma occupying the entire upper portion. Rostellum 3-lobed, median lobe smaller, Anther provided with a heavy appendage behind, pollina sessile with a single common retinacle round, notched in the shape of a crescent and wider above the apex.
Habitat:
Distribution:
Madagascar
Species:

Eulophiella capuroniana Bosser & Morat Madagascar.
Eulophiella elisabethae Linden & Rolfe N. & NE. Madagascar.
Eulophiella ericophila Bosser N. Madagascar.
Eulophiella galbana (Ridl.) Bosser & Morat. SE. Madagascar.
Eulophiella roempleriana (Rchb.f.) Schltr. NE. Madagascar.

World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed1/16/2010
Bibliography and References:
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Bosser J. 1974 Contribution a l'etude des Orchidaceae de Madagascar: 19. Une nouvelle espece du genre Eulophiella Rolfe. Adansonia 14. (2): 215-218 (1974)
Green JM. 1971 Eulophiella perrieri. Orchid Rev. 79. (936): 161-162, 173 (1971)
Hermans C, Hermans J. 1997 Eulophiella elisabethae, a pretty tall story. Orchid Dig. 61. (2): 64-71 (1997)
Hermans J, Hermans C. 1994 Meandering through Madagascar: introduction and Eulophiella roempleriana. Orchid Rev. 102. (1195): 11-17 (1994)
Kennedy GC. 1972 Notes on the genera Cymbidiella and Eulophiella of Madagascar. Orchid Dig. 36. (4): 120-122 (1972)
Lecoufle M. 1971 Eulophiella roempleriana. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 40. (7): 597-599 (1971)
Lecoufle M. 1971 Eulophiella roempleriana. Orchid Rev. 79. (932): 59-60 (1971)
Pottinger M. 1982 African orchids: Eulophiella andEurychone. Orchid Rev. 90. (1067): 299-301 (1982)
Taylor P. 1973 Eulophiella elisabethae. Curtis's Bot. Mag. 179. (4): tab. 656 (1973)