Zeuxine agyokuana Fukuy.1934

Plant and Flowers in situ Japan

Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi


Common Name The Agyoku Zeuxine [An Area of Japan] - In Japan Kagero-ran - In China Lu Ye Xian Zhu Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Japan, Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan in shady areas of broad-leaved forests at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a suberect rhizome giving rise to an erect to ascending stem carrying narrowly ovate-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, acute, subrounded at the base and contracted into a long petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, rather slender, laxly few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Hetaeria agyokuana (Fukuy.) Nackej. 1971; Hetaeria cristata var. agyokuana (Fukuy.) S.S.Ying 1990

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;