Zeuxine africana Rchb.f. 1867 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeColdWinter

Common Name The African Zeuxine

Flower Size .12" [3 mm] long

Found in Nigeria, Angola, Botswana and Natal South Africa as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, basally creeping, pinkish white stems with a few reduced basal sheaths and carrying numerous, imbricate, erect, linear-lorate, acute leaves grading above into sheaths that blooms in the winter on an erect, cylindrical, 6" [15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying imbricate, white flowers with a yellow lip. .

Synonyms Zeuxine cochlearis Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing fide;