Zeuxine madagascariensis Schltr. 1913 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Madagascan Zeuxine

Flower Size

Found in northern Madagascar in humid high elevation forests at elevations around 1500 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with a stem carrying in the lower half, 8 to 10, elliptic-lanceolate, basally compressed, acuminate apically, narrowing below into the petioalte base leaves grading into several, puberulent-glandular sheths above that blooms in the fall on an erect, nearly loose, many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying externally puberulent-glandular flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009