Zeuxine flava (Wall. ex Lindl.) Trimen 1885

Photo by Tripetch P.

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by the South Western Region Orchid Growers Association


Common Name The Yellow Zeuxine - In China Huang Hua Xian Zhu Lan - In Thailand Ueang din noi pak lueang

Flower Size .1 to .15" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Chinese Himalayas, Hong Kong, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka; Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Borneo, Java and Vietnam on dry open mountainsides in evergreen hill forests at elevations of 200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 3 to 4, towards the apex, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, withering during flowering, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a subdensely 10 to 17 flowered, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, pubescent, sheathed inflorescence

Synonyms Haplochilus flavus (Wall. ex Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; Hetaeria flava Lindl. ex Wall. 1832; *Monochilus flavus Wall. ex Lindl. 1840; Zeuxine chenkangensis Ormerod 2010

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