L.A. Garay & P.G. Taylor, 1976
Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
Yellow - Greenish / Red
Eulophia decaryana, H.Perrier ex Guillaumin & Manguin,
Lissochilus decaryanus, H. Perrier, 1941.
Eulophidium decaryanum, H. Perrier, 1957.
This member of the Orchidaceae family was
given this name by Leslie Andrew Garay and Peter Geoffrey Taylor in
1976. It is found in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a
rich and well
drained soil with quite some water water and some sun. The pseudobulbs grow to two and a half to three centimetres with 20
centimetre leaves. The 50-80 centimetre inflorescence have 9-20
flowers, yellow to greenish with purple or red nerves.
The genera name from Greek
oikeios; 'special' or 'separate', and Greek klados;
'branch', probably for the short branches of the former Angraecum
maculatum and the mottled leaves, according to Genaust, l.c. It was published by John Lindley
in Edwards' Bot. Reg. 18: sub t. 1522. 1832. The species is
named after Raymond Decary, 20th century plant collector.