Zeuxine amboinensis (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1904 Drawing by N H S Howcroft and The Orchid Spring Papua New Guinea Newa Website

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Common Name The Amboin Island Zeuxine

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea in forests in humus at elevations of 250 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a decumbent stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, greyish silver green to bluish grey above, obliquely elliptic, acuminate, rounded basally into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, subdense, 2" [5 cm] long, subsecund, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glandular-puberulous, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Haplochilus amboinensis J.J.Sm. 1900; Haplochilus amboinensis var. argenteus J.J.Sm. 1900; Heterozeuxine amboinensis (J.J.Sm.) T.Hashim. 1987; Heterozeuxine argentea (J.J.Sm.) T.Hashim. 1987; Zeuxine argentea (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Z argentea drawing fide