Zeuxine grandis Seidenf. 1978 Photo by and his Save Bird Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photo by Kao Yai

Full ShadeWarm CoolLATEWinterand EARLY Spring

Common Name The Large Zeuxine - In Chian Da Hua Xian Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in China, Vietnam and Thailand in wet primary and secondary closed forests, often with bamboo, on shale, usually along rocky stream slopes at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2 to 6, usually withered at blooming, narrowly ovate, uniform dull green, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, pubescent, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acuminate, pubescent floral bracts.

CAUTION Most likely this species is a synonym of Z affinis but I have left them separate for now.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; Orchids of Vietnam, Illustrated survey, part 1 Averyanov 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;