Eulophia macrobulbon (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Hook.f. 1890 Photo by © Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website


Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Part shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Large Bulbed Eulophia - In Thailand Wan Ung

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in eastern Himalayas, northern Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations around 700 to 750 meters as a medium sized, warm terrestrial orchid with a large tuber-like pseudobulb carrying oblong to elliptic lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, robust, to 18" [to 45 cm] long, many [50]flowered, racemose, inflorescence with very slender bracts that are as long as the ovary

Synonyms *Cyrtopera macrobulbon Parish & Rchb. f. 1874; Eulophia burmanica Hook.f. 1890; Eulophia cambodiensis Guillaumin 1930; Graphorchis macrobulbon (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895 as E burmanica; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1961 drawing/photo good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan Vol 2 1979 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #72 Orchid Genera in Thailand XI Cymbidiaeae Seidenfaden 1983 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007