Eulophia explanata Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 180 (1833).

Graphorkis explanata (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 662 (1891).
Lissochilus explanatus (Lindl.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 4: 160 (1919).

Distribution: Himalaya to India

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ID Request – 270521AS01- Orchidaceae maybe a sp. of Habenaria?: 3 images.
Could you please help me identify which plant is this?
Date/Time- 26th May 2021, 6:15 pm
Location- Reni Pani Village, near Satpura National Park, Madhai. 350 m
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- Small herb with yellow flowers with red streaks, found in humus rich moist soil.
Height/Length- about 8.5 cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Not visible

Eulophia explanata Lindl. ??

Does seem very similar to what I have seen. Thanks for IDing it!

Thanks, …, for id as Eulophia explanata

Very nice to see this plant after so long. This is Eulophia explanata.

Thanks everyone! I was reading about it and it says it is usually found further north. Surprised to find it in MP at about 350m elevation.

It is known in Central India and I have also seen it in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattishgarh and Orissa. Further south I haven’t heard of it.


References: The Plant List