Eulophia petersii Rchb.f.
- Common Name:
- Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Zimbabwe, Mozambique
- Habitat: sandy soils in hot, dry areas of woodland or riverine fringes
- Description: Robust terrestrial with large pseudobulbs mostly above ground. Leaves 2-4, grey-green, stiffly succulent with serrated margins, somewhat folded along their length. Inflorescences up to 2.5 m tall, branched, laxly many-flowered. Petals erect and sepals overlying the column, all green, heavily tinged with purple-brown and curled back at the apex. Lip 3-lobed; sidelobes greenish with purple veining; mid-lobe white with purple lamellae. Spur 6 mm, cylindric.1
- Culture: Well-drained pots with cactus/succulent potting mix and given ample light through the winter and a drier winter resting period.
- CITES Appendix II Listed Plant
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Flowering Data:This accession has been observed in bloom on:
- Accession # 201000148
- Source: Birds Botanicals
- Accession Date: 10-14-2010
- Bench: 2206 - XER:Namib / Karoo C
- Qty: 3 confirmed on 06-18-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Liliopsida
- SubClass: monocots
- Order: Asparagales
- Family: Orchidaceae
- SubFamily: Epidendroideae
- Tribe: Cymbidieae
- SubTribe: Eulophiinae
data regenerated on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:13:17 -0400