Zeuxine odorata Fukuy. 1936

Photo by J.J.Merry and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

FragranceFull shade Hot Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Scented Zeuxine - In China Xiang Xian Zhu Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ryukyu Islands and southern Taiwan in shady humid forests at elevations of 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an ascending, stout stem carrying 4 to 6, cauline, widely spaced or sometimes clustered, not withering at blooming, obliquely elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an 8 to 14" [20 ot 35 cm] long, subdensely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, pubescent on abaxial side, acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant, resupinate, half opening flowers

Synonyms Heterozeuxine odorata (Fukuy.) T.Hashim. 1986; Zeuxine hoshiana Ohwi 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as Heterozeuxine drawing good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide