Eulophia nuttii Rolfe 1897 Photo by Williamson

Part shadeCool Summer

Common Name Nutt's Eulophia

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Angola Zambia and Tanzania in in very wet boggy grasslands at elevations around 1400 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, conical tubers giving rise to 3, erect, very slender, linear, acute, grass-like, present at flowering leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 6.4 to 14" [17 to 35 cm] long, very dense, capitate, few to many flowered inflorescence enveloped by brown, papery, acuminate sheaths.

Synonyms Orthochilus nuttii (Rolfe) Bytebier 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998