Zeuxine viridiflora (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1906

Plant in situ Java Photos by J.B. Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Green Flowered Zeuxine

Flower Size

Found in Java, Borneo and Sulawesi at elevations of 350 to 950 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3 to 4, broadly lanceolate, dark green, shiny, 3 main veined leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a short hairy, to 3.6" [to 9 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying scarcely opening flowers with chlorophyll green colored sepals and ovaries which is distinctive amongst the Javanese species of Zeuxine.

Synonyms Adenostylis viridiflora (J.J.Sm.) Merr. 1921; *Haplochilus viridiflorus J.J.Sm. 1903; Heterozeuxine viridiflora (J.J.Sm.) T.Hashim. 1987; Zeuxine viridiflora var. latifolia J.J.Sm. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;