Zeuxine violascens Ridl. 1907

Plant in situ Thailand

Photos by Tripetch P.

Common Name The Violet Zeuxine - In Thailand Ueang din noi ban dam

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo in wet swamp and tropical rainforests at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a branching, fleshy stem carrying several basal, dull purple above, paler beneath, mid rib white, ovate, acute, undulate margined leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, sparingly and shortly pilose, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts and thin floral bracts that cover the ovaries.

Synonyms Adenostylis violascens (Ridl.) Merr. 1921; Hetaeria purpurascens Blume 1859; Psychechilos purpurascens Blume 1859; Psychechilos violaceus Hasselt ex Blume 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia an Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #8 2014 photo fide;