Yellow Eulophia
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Yellow Eulophia
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Yellow Eulophia
Botanical name: Eulophia flava    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Cyrtopera flava, Cyrtopodium flavum, Graphorkis flava

Yellow Eulophia is a beautiful orchid found in sparse woods, grasslands or sunny places of the Himalayas and SE Asia. It is a large terrestrial orchid with beautiful yellow flowers. Leaves are elliptic to lance-shaped, 40 cm long, 5-6 cm wide, with a pointed tip. Flowers are 3-5 inch in diameter. Flowers are borne in an erect panicle up to 2-2.60 m. The panicle can contain 30-50 flowers. Flowering: April-June.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Dehradoon, Uttarakhand.

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