Zeuxine reflexa King & Pantl.1898

Photo by Anant Kumar, courtesy of Zeuxine reflexa (Orchidaceae) - a report on its occurrence and conservation status in India Kumar, Bhattacharjee, Venu and Rao 2013

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by R Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Bent Abrupty Back Zeuxine [refers tothe lip]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, the eastern Himalayas, Thailand and Taiwan at elevations around 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a succulent stem with a few, hyaline sheaths and carrying narrowly-ovate, acute, withering at blooming, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, laxly to subdensely to 15 flowered inflorescence with reddish brown, ovate-lanceolate, margin ciliate, acuminate almost as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowes

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *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; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009 not = Z gracilis; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2010 not = Z gracilisdrawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 under Z gracilis; Zeuxine reflexa (Orchidaceae) - a report on its occurrence and conservation status in India Kumar, Bhattacharjee, Venu and Rao 2013 photo/drawing fide;

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