Eulophia spectabilis (Dennst.) Suresh, Interpret. Van Rheede's Hort. Malab. 300 (1988)

Name meaning 'beautiful'.

Cyrtopera bicolor (Ridl.) Ridl.
Cyrtopera fusca Wight
Cyrtopera gardneri Thwaites
Cyrtopera godefroyi Rchb.f.
Cyrtopera laxiflora Gardner ex Thwaites
Cyrtopera mysorensis Lindl.
Cyrtopera nuda (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Cyrtopera plicata Lindl.
Cyrtopera regnieri Rchb.f.
Cyrtopera squalida (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Cyrtopodium bicolor Ridl.
Cyrtopodium fuscum Trimen
Cyrtopodium squalidum (Lindl.) Vidal
Eulophia bicolor Dalzell
Eulophia bicolor Blume [Illegitimate]
Eulophia bicolor var. celebica J.J.Sm.
Eulophia burkei Rolfe ex Downie
Eulophia celebica Blume
Eulophia elata Hook.f.
Eulophia elongata Blume
Eulophia fusca (Wight) Blume
Eulophia hildebrandii Schltr.
Eulophia holochila Collett & Hemsl.
Eulophia lutea Blume
Eulophia macgregorii Ames
Eulophia mucronata Blume
Eulophia nuda Lindl.
Eulophia regnieri (Rchb.f.) Guillaumin
Eulophia squalida Lindl.
Eulophia sumatrana Blume
Geodorum pierrei Gagnep.
Graphorchis elata (Hook. f.) Kuntze
Graphorchis holochila (Collett & Hemsl.) Kuntze
Graphorchis nuda (Lindl.) Kuntze
Graphorchis squalida (Lindl.) Kuntze
Graphorchis sumatrana (Blume) Kuntze
Graphorkis elata (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Graphorkis holochila (Collett & Hemsl.) Kuntze
Graphorkis nuda (Lindl.) Kuntze
Graphorkis squalida (Lindl.) Kuntze
Graphorkis sumatrana (Blume) Kuntze
Phaius steppicolus Hand.-Mazz.
Semiphajus chevalieri Gagnep.
Wolfia spectabilis Dennst.

A large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid with subterranean, almost round pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few imbricate, lanceolate sheaths, carrying 3 to 4, lanceolate, plicate, acuminate, long petiolate leaves that wrap and enfold each other and narrow below into a long, grooved stalk which has below several leaf-like bracts and blooms in the spring on a to 30 to 100 cm tall, thick, fleshy, few to several [2 to 20] flowered inflorescence bearing several, ovate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, sterile bracts and has linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying sometimes fragrant flowers.

Growing in open grasslands and swamps, roadcuts and disturbed soils at elevations of 200 to 900 meters.


From India and the Himalayas to south China to New Guinea and the West Pacific Islands.

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