Zeuxine nervosa (Wall. ex Lindl.) Benth. ex Trimen 1885


Photos by Rik and the Orchids Online Australia Website


Common Name The Nerved Zeuxine [refers to the variegated leaves] - In China Fang Xiang Xian Zhu Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, China, Assam, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, New Guinea and the Philippines in shady locales in tropical rain, evergreen hill and seasonal evergreen forests or along ravines at elevations of 100 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 3 to 7, ovate to ovate-elliptic, green and usually with a white midrib above, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, laxly several flowered, pubescent inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, red-brown, hairy bracts and carrying small, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Adenostylis formosana (Rolfe) Hayata 1917; Adenostylis zamboangensis Ames 1923; Haplochilus nervosus (Wall. ex Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; Hetaeria nervosa Lindl. ex Wall. 1832; Heterozeuxine nervosa (Wall. ex Lindl.) T.Hashim. 1986; *Monochilus nervosus Wall. ex Lindl.1840; Zeuxine assamica I.Barua & K.Barua 1997; Zeuxine cognata Ohwi & T.Koyama 1957; Zeuxine fluvida Fukuy 1933; Zeuxine formosana Rolfe 1895; Zeuxine hengchuanense S.S.Ying 1977; Zeuxine somai Tuyama 1936; Zeuxine vittata Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Zeuxine zamboangensis (Ames) Ames 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1893 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Z vittata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Z sp fig 65j-k drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide