Zeuxine purpurascens Blume 1858Drawing by J J Smith

Flower TYPE Drawing

Plant and Flowers Drawings by Karl Ludwig von Blume courtesy of Kurt Stueber, 2007. Dieses Buch ist geschützt durch die GNU Free Document License

Common Name or Meaning The Shimmering Purple Zeuxine

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo at around 90 to 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial orchid with a creeping becoming apically erect, terte, fleshy stem carrying 4 to 5, ovate-oblong, velvety dark green with a red mid-rib, pubescent leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, longly pubescent, 7.2" [18 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Adenostylis purpurascens (Blume) Merr.1921; Hylophila purpurea Miq. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia an Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001