Zeuxine palustris Ridl. 1910 Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Swamp Loving Zeuxine

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malayasia in lowland forests as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with 6 well spaced, ovate, blunt leaves that blooms on a slender, shortly hairy, 6.8" [17 cm] long, provided with 2 to 3 sterile bracts, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, about 11 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

CAUTION Seidenfaden and Omerod both speculate that this species, found only once in Perak, may be conspecific with the variable and widespread Z nervosa


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchidaceae Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide