Zeuxine elatior Schltr. 1911 SECTION Monochilus Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Sturdy Zeuxine

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to a terete, glabrous, leafy in the basal half stem carrying about 5, erect-patent, obliquely ovate-elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, rounded below, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, narrow, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, secund, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals are greenish and the petals and lip are white.

Synonyms Heterozeuxine elatior (Schltr.) T.Hashim. 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;