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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The White Column Wing Zeuxine

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea under shrubs at the foot of large rocks at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a decumbent, cauliform rhizome giving rise to a terete, glandular-puberulous, leafy in the basal half stem carrying about 5 to 7, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate-elliptic, acute to subacute, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 2" [5 cm] long, secund, laxly 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, twice the length of the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals are pale brownish, the petals and lip are white and the latter has a golden yellow claw.


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