Zeuxine dipera Schltr. 1911 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name The ? Zeuxine

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 100 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to an erect, terete glabrous stem carrying 3 to 5, patent, obliquely lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, erect, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, subdensely 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence withovate-lanceolate, acuminate, ciliate margin, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish flushed with brown and the petals and lip are white.


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