Zeuxine regia (Lindl.) Trimen 1885 Drawing by Maheel Eranda and Lanka Mahima Amazing Rain forest, Heart of Sri Lanka's ecosystem is in Grave Danger Blog spot

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg

Another Drawing Drawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full Shade WarmCool

Common Name The Regal Zeuxine

Flower Size 2/3" [7.3mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in damp woods from 900 to 1250 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect, internoded stem with leafless and leaf bearing sheaths carrying apical, oblong, acute, shiny green face, paler beneath, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 3 to 5" [7.5 to 12.5 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with 2, triangular, acute bracts and pubescent, as long as the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Anoectochilus striatus Loudon 1855; *Monochilus regius Lindl.1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 1893 Hooker drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide