Zeuxine erimae Schltr. 1905 SECTION Monochilus Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Erima Zeuxine [A bay and town in Papua New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 10 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect, succulent, leafy stem carrying 3 to 6, scattered, obliquely ovate, acute, light green, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, pubescent, rachis 2 to 6" [ 5 to 15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with creamy green and pubescent externally and creamy white internally flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991