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The genus Eulophia includes several hundred, terrestrial, or ground orchids. They are found in the Tropics of Africa, India, Asia, and the Americas, although most are found in Africa. Some species have adapted to very arid environment's and can be said to be among the few orchids to have truly evolved desert living species. The leaves are usually pleated and deciduous. Inflorescences arise from the base of the rhizome or pseudobulb, and can reach a height of 1.6m (6ft.)

Below are a few examples of this interesting genus:

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