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Orchid Species: Lissochilus wakefieldii

Kew currently accepted name is Eulophia speciosa

Lissochilus wakefieldii is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. & S.Moore in 1878. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Eulophia speciosa.
Genus
Lissochilus (Liss.)
Grex
wakefieldii
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f. & S.Moore
Year
1878
ORIGIN: Found in Burundi, Zaire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanazania, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Natal, and Transvaal South Africa as well as Saudia Arabia and Yemen in grasslands, deciduous woodlands often in poor rocky soils or snd dunes at sea level to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large to giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with chains of irregular shaped, underground pseudobulbs and carrying 3 to 6, arising after or with the flowers, fleshy to succulent, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a very long, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence with very long lasting, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 1 inch [to 2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Eulophia Euph speciosa 1889 (R.Br.) Bolus
Add+ Cyrtopera Cyrtopera gigantea 1833 (L.f.) Lindl.
Add+ Eulophia Euph brevisepala 1953 (Rendle) Summerh.
Add+ Eulophia Euph dispersa 1892 N.E.Br.
Add+ Eulophia Euph granitica 1972 (Rchb.f.) Cufod.
Add+ Eulophia Euph homblei 1975 (De Wild.) Butzin
Add+ Eulophia Euph leucantha 1956 (Kraenzl.) Sölch
Add+ Eulophia Euph sapinii 1919 De Wild.
Add+ Eulophia Euph volkensii 1975 (Rolfe) Butzin
Add+ Eulophia Euph wakefieldii 1939 (Rchb.f. & S.Moore) Summerh.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss brevisepalus 1895 Rendle
Add+ Lissochilus Liss calopterus 1855 Rchb.f.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss dispersus 1893 (N.E.Br.) Rolfe
Add+ Lissochilus Liss hereroensis 1908 Kraenzl.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss homblei 1919 De Wild.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss leucanthus 1904 Kraenzl.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss rendlei 1897 Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Lissochilus Liss sapinii 1919 De Wild.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss speciosus 1821 R.Br.
Add+ Lissochilus Liss volkensii 1897 Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Satyrium Satm giganteum 1782 L.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi giganteum 1810 (L.f.) Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Eulophia Euph austrooccidentalis 1956 Sölch
Add+ Eulophia Euph caloptera 1948 (Rchb.f.) Summerh.
Add+ Eulophia Euph coutreziana 1990 Geerinck
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Euph. speciosa 'Frik Krause' (2013) Euph. speciosa 'Mandela' (2005) Euph. speciosa 'Bertsch' (1982)
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