Zeuxine pulchra King & Pantl. 1896 TYPEDrawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Beautiful Zeuxine

Flower Size .3" to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a glabrous stem carrying 3 to 4, crowded, ovate, subacute, upper surface blackish purple with a white band on the mid rib, narrowing below into the short, broad, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, sparsely pubescent, crowded, glabrous, 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, membraneous, sparsely pubescent, shorter than the pubescent ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 # 9 1958 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;