Platylepis zeuxinoides Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool LATER spring

Common Name The Zeuxine-Like Platylepis

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1800 meters as medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome, giving rise to a strict to subflexuous, terete, glabrous, to the middle leafy stem carrying about 5 to 7, erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded and cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, subsecund, densely many flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the stem is fairly leafy up to the middle of the stem and is reminiscent of plants of Zeuxine.

Synonyms Moerenhoutia zeuxinoides (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;