Zeuxine leucochila Schltr. 1906 Drawing by Paul Ormerod and The Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2018, pp. 269277 2018 Website

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Common Name The White Lip Zeuxine

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Thailand at elevations of 40 to 900 meters as a mniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 4 to 6, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, herbaceous, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later fall on an erect, several flowered inflorescence

" Zeuxine leucochila may be generally distinguished from Z. parvifolia by its larger flowers (sepals 3.84.2 vs. 2.83.3 mm long), longer column (2.42.5 vs. 1.51.7 mm long) with longer, more spathulate rostellum brachia. In my opinion Zeuxine leucochila is much more closely related to Z. affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex J.D. Hook., resembling a small form of the latter. Zeuxine leucochila differs from Z. affinis in having a smaller labellum epichile (3.64.5 vs. 7.08.0 mm wide), entire (not bifid) glands in the hypochile, and a shorter column (2.42.5 vs. 3.03.5 mm long) with more distinctly spathulate rostellum brachia. Thus, Zeuxine leucochila may be characterized by its flowers with a white labellum, small flowers (sepals 3.84.2 mm long), the labellum Y- to T-shaped, the epichile lobules oblong to obliquely obovate-elliptic, each 1.92.1 1.21.3 mm, entire, lanceolate to subulate glands in the hypochile, and a 2.42.5 mm long column with distinctly spathulate rostellum brachia." Paul Ormerod - The Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2018, pp. 269277 2018

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Synonyms Zeuxine siamensis Hosseus 1911;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2018, pp. 269277 Ormerod 2018 Drawing fide

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