Zeuxine longilabris (Lindl.) Trimen 1885

Photo by Ranjini Kamath and India Nature Watch Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden


Common Name The Long Lipped Zeuxine

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in India, Assam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia growing among grasses as a small to medium sized terrestrial with a lower creeping stem becoming erect and carrying ovate to ovate-oblong, acute, glabrous, 7 nerved, basally rounded leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, terminal, .8 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, scarious, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Haplochilus longilabris (Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; Monochilus affinis Wight 1851; *Monochilus longilabris Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018