Eulophia guineensis Lindl. 1823
Eulophia guineensis Lindl. 1823 is a large sized, terrestrial growing orchid species, native to Africa and the Arab countries Oman, Saudia Arabia and Yemen.
The erect inflorescences of Eulophia guineensis reach heights of 60 cm and carry up to 15 showy, fragrant flowers. Flowers get a size of about 5 cm. Flowering period: Autumn – early Winter. Eulophia guineensis orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The terrestrial orchid requires a warm to hot, humid climate and bright, filtered light, regularly watering in summer and less water in winter. The African orchid is often sold under the names Eulophia quartiniana or Eulophia congoensis, which are just accepted as synonyms by the science of botany.
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