Zeuxine glandulosa King & Pantl. 1898 Drawing by R Pantling from The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Glandulous Zeuxine [refers to the glandular-pubescent floral bracts, pedicel, ovary and flower exterior]

Flower Size .18" [4mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam and Thailand in dense subtropical jungles at elevations of 260 to 660 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a stem carrying a few, oblong-lanceolate, acute, blackish purple, petiolate clasping base leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, pubescent becoming densely gladular pubescent above, laxly few flowered inflorescence with 2, lanceolate, glabrous bracts and broadly ovate, bluntly acuminate floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide

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