Zeuxine oblonga R.S.Rogers & C.T.White 1920

Plant and Flowes in situ Photos by Th Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Oblong Zeuxine - In Australia The Common Jewel Orchid

Flower Size .16 to .18" [.4 to .45 cm]

Found in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales Australia in rainforests, wetter forests and in swampy areas near streams at elevations of 5 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 3 to 7, stalkless, narrowly ovate, dark green, waxy margined leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on an erect, pubescent, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 5 to 30 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide