Zeuxine lunulata P.J.Cribb & J.Bowden 1979 Drawing by Mary Grierson/Cribb

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Moon-Shaped Zeuxine [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .12" [.33 cm]

Found in the Nguru mountains of Tanzania on rocks in shade at elvations of 700 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing lipthophyte with an elongate, creeping rhizome giving rise to 7 to 9, ovate, decreasing in size upwards, petiolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, with 2 to 3 acuminate sheaths, 6" [15 cm] long overall, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, tomentose, to 10 flowered inflorescence with acuminate, tomentose, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers at right angles tothe ovary. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide;