Zeuxine parvifolia (Ridl.) Seidenf. 1978

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Common Name The Small Leaved Zeuxine - In China Bai Hua Xian Zhu Lan

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Guinea and the Philippines in damp shade locales in rocky soils of tropical rain, seasonal evergreen, evergreen hill and mixed deciduous forests and montane slopes at elevations around 40 to 1700 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an elongate rhizome giving rise to an erect, pale, purplish brown stem carrying 3 to 6, cauline, widely spaced, withered or pendulous at blooming, pale green, ovate to elliptic, obtuse to acute, sometimes ciliate margined, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter through summer on an erect, pubescent, 5 to 10" [12.5 to 25 cm] long, laxly to subdensely 3 to 10+ flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts and pale red, pubescent abaxially and on the margin, ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate, shorter than the ovary and carrying resupinate, puberulent flowers.

Synonyms Adenostylis benguetensis Ames 1912; *Hetaeria parvifolia Ridl. 1870; Zeuxine benguetensis (Ames) Ames 1938; Zeuxine boninensis Tuyama 1935; Zeuxine clandestina auct. non Blume, Seidenf., Dan. Bot. Ark. 32, 2: 8788, fig. 54c. 1978 p.p; Zeuxine gracilis var. sakagutii (Tuyama) T.Hashim. 1986; Zeuxine gracilis var. tenuifolia (Tuyama) T.Hashim. 1986; Zeuxine sakagutii Tuyama 1936; Zeuxine shuishiehensis S.S. Ying 1989; Zeuxine tenuifolia Tuyama 1936;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Z leucochila; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections as Z leucochila drawing ok; Orchids of the Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 as Z leucochila; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing not = Z boninensis; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi & Deyuan 2009; 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/photo fide; The Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2018, pp. 269277 Ormerod 2018 Drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide