Zeuxine membranacea Lindl. 18401903

Photo by Jagdeep Verma and Lesser known orchids of Himachal Pradesh: I - Genus Zeuxine Lindley


Drawing by Teresa Tung Hop Fung The E flora Website


Common Name The Membraneous Zeuxine - In China Mo zhi xian zhu lan

Flower Size .08 [2 mm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and New Guinea in savannah forests and open deciduous forests or swampy depressions on open grassy slopes or exposed hillsides at elevations of 50 to 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, sessile leaves that blooms in the fall through early spring on an erect, 8.8 to 19.2" [22 to 48cm] long, pubescent, several to many flowered inflorescence with a .8 to 3.6" [2 to 9 cm] long rachis carrying lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent on the dorsal side floral bracts and subsessile flowers.

Synonyms Tripleura pallida Lindl. 1840; Zeuxine debrajiana Sud.Chowdhury 1996; Zeuxine evrardii Gagnep. 1931; Zeuxine godefroyi Rchb.f. 1878; Zeuxine tripleura Lindl. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Z stratematica drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as Z stratematica drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide; Turczaninowia 2011, 14(2) : 15100 Ormerod/Averyanov 2011; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015