Lissochilus gonychilus is an orchid species identified by (Schltr.) Schltr. in 1915. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Eulophia gonychila.
ORIGIN: Found in Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbawe in mixed deciduous woodlands and recently burned grasslands at elevations of 900 to 1770 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with partially above the ground pseudobulbous growths giving rise to 3 to 4, ovate to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, plicate leaves that are not present at blooming in the spring on an erect, fairly densely to 30 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 loose, tubular bracts towards the base and 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate, bracts farther up.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 inches [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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