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A wild plant by D. L. Nickrent, Phytoimages.siu.edu.


The flower close-up by BT Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw.

Author: Victor Samuel Summerhayes, 1958
Family:  ORCHIDACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  200 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Yellow Swamp Orchid
Synonyms:  Cymbidium angolense, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, 1865.
Cyrtopera stolziana, Kraenzl.
Eulophia buchananii,
Bolus.
Eulophia lindleyana,
Schltr.
Eulophia stolziana,
Engl.
Lissochilus angolensis,
Rchb.f.
Lissochilus antunesii,
Rolfe.
Lissochilus buchananii,
Rchb.f.
Lissochilus eylesii,
Rendle.
Lissochilus katentaniensis,
De Wild.
Lissochilus latus,
Rolfe.
Lissochilus lindleyanus,
Rchb.f.
Lissochilus mildbraedii,
Kraenzl.
Lissochilus paludicola,
Rchb.f.
Lissochilus platypterus,
Rchb.f.
Lissochilus stolzianus,
Schltr.
Lissochilus ugandae,
Rolfe.
Lissochilus validus,
Rendle.

This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Victor Samuel Summerhayes in 1958. It is found in central and southern Africa, growing in swampy rich soil with lots of water and some to lots of sun. The plant can grow to 200 centimetres with a flower stalk that can reach 200 centimetres, full of yellow flowers. The bulbs can grow to 3,5 centimetres in diameter.

The genera name means 'good or beautiful plume'. The species name as it originates from Angola.