We have growing on our property both Eulophia alta and Eulophia ecristata. We
have been told that these are now considered to be a genus found only in
Africa. What do we call them now? —
Only Eulophia alta is also found in Africa; it is widespread in South and
Central America and reaches Florida growing as far north as maybe southern
Georgia. Eulophia (syn. Pteroglossaspis) ecristata only occurs in the United States (Florida west to Louisiana, and in both North and South Carolina) and
flowering in suburban
Palm Beach County; photo © G.Allikas.