Zeuxine goodyeroides Lindl. 1840 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 Chinese Himalayas, 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, sparsely pubescent, 4 to 8.4" [10 to 21 cm] long, laxly 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate bracts 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; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;