Eulophia hians

Eulophia hians

Eulophia hians (previously known as Eulophia clavicornis var. clavicornis)

  • Eulophia hians by Duncan McFarlane
  • Eulophia hians by Duncan McFarlane
  • Eulophia hians var. nutans by Lourens Grobler
  • Eulophia hians var. hians by Gerrit van Ede
  • Eulophia hians var. nutans by Gerrit van Ede

Description

The Eulophia hians can grow up to about 40cm, with the petals being pink and purple and the crested centre lobe off-white or cream in colour. Between 5 and 18 flowers are evident from August onwards. The leaves only grow while the plant is flowering and reach a maximum of half the length of the inflorescence.

Distribution

It is fairly widespread in Gauteng and also found in all the other provinces, exept the Cape.

Habitat

The preferred growing condition around Gauteng is in flat grassland, where it is often hidden until flowering. It has also been found growing along rocky ridges and outcrops.

Flowering Period

August to November

Refrences and Sources

Article and photographs by Duncan Mc Farlane
Edited by Karsten Wodrich

 

  • Eulophia hians by Duncan McFarlane
  • Eulophia hians by Duncan McFarlane
  • Eulophia hians var. nutans by Lourens Grobler
  • Eulophia hians var. hians by Gerrit van Ede
  • Eulophia hians var. nutans by Gerrit van Ede

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