Zeuxine gracilis (Breda) Blume 1858



Photos by Jaap Vermeulen, Courtesy of André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Delicate Zeuxine

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, India, Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra from 50 to 1900 meters in lower montane light forests and open areas as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 4 to 8, lanceolate, acute, shiny green, fading after flowering leaves leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, 10" [25 cm] long, densely pubescent, 5 to 50 flowered inflorescence with 4, spread out,sterile bracts and narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying all the not widely opening flowers held in the apical quarter.

Synonyms Adenostylis gracilis (Breda) Merr. 1921; Monochilus gracilis (Breda) Lindl. 1854; Monochilus zollingeri Rchb.f. 1857; *Psychechilos gracilis Breda 1827;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Monochilus zollingeri; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing ok; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing not = Z pseudogracilis; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing not = Z pseudogracils; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009 as Z reflexa; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 as Z reflexa not drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; The Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2018, pp. 269–277 Ormerod 2018 Drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 23–62 Jalal & Jayanth 2018