Zeuxine goodyeroides Lindl. 1840

Plant in situ China

Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Drawing Drawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Goodyera-Like Zeuxine

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the western Guangxi and southeastern Yunnan proivinces of China, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Vietnam in deep forests at elevations around 1800 to 3100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a stem with distant clasping sheaths and carrying 2 to 4, oblong-ovate, acute, velvety green with a pure white mid-rib, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer through earlier fall on a ridged, peduncle 3.2 to 7.4" [8 to 18.5 cm] long, provided with 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate bracts, sparsely pubescent, 4 to 8.4" [10 to 21 cm] long, laxly 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence and ovate, acuminate, equaling the ovary in length floral bracts.

Synonyms Monochilus galeatus Lindl.1857; Monochilus goodyeroides (Lindl.) Lindl.1857;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Vol 22 Hooker 1893 drawing fide; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide