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Zeuxine parvifolia

Zeuxine parvifolia

Zeuxine parvifolia (Ridl.) Ridl. ex K.Schum. & Fedde, Just's Bot. Jahresber. 31 (1904) 786


  • Hetaeria parvifolia Ridl., J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 39 (1903) 87
    - Type: Ridley & Curtis s.n. (Penang, Government Hill) (holo K)
  • Zeuxine parvifolia (Ridl.) Seidenf., Dansk Bot. Ark. 32, 2 (1978) 82 (isonym)
  • Zeuxine leucochila Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3 (1906) 46
    - Type: Hosseus 715 A (holo B, lost; iso BM, P)
  • Zeuxine benguetensis (Ames) Ames, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 5 (1938) 100
  • Adenostylis benguetensis Ames in Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 5 (1912) 1551
    - Type: Elmer 8856 (holo AMES)
  • Zeuxine tonkinensis Gagnep., Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris), sér. 2, 3 (1931) 328
    - Type: Balansa 2002 (Vietnam, Tonkin, Mt. Bavi) (holo P)
  • Zeuxine boninensis Tuyama, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 49 (1935) 369, fig. 3, 4
    - Type: Tuyama s.n. (9-IV-1934) (Bonin Isl., Hazhazima Islands, Mt. Sekimonyama) (holo TI)
  • Zeuxine sakagutii Tuyama, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 50 (1936) 26, fig. 19, 20b
    - Type: Sakagut 4 (Ryukyu Arch., Isgakizima) (holo TI)
  • Zeuxine tenuifolia Tuyama, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 50 (1936) 427
    - Type: Murata 800 (holo TNS)

Basionym: Hetaeria parvifolia

Slender plant, closely resembling Zeuxine clandestina Blume in habit. Stem 5 cm long. Leaves small, lanceolate, acute, nearly sessile, 2.5 by 0.63 cm, sheaths 0.63 cm long, dilated. Inflorescence slender, pubescent, 12.5 to 15 cm tall with several rather long, distant, acuminate peduncle-scales; rachis 5 cm long. Flowers very small, appressed to the stem. Bracts narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, nearly as long as the ovary. Median sepal adnate to petals, 0.45 cm long, ovate, acuminate, pubescent. Lateral sepals 0.35 cm long, lanceolate, acute. Lip 0.36 cm long, base saccate with minute cylindrical processes inside; apex lanceolate, acute, sides at tip inrolled, forming a tube not longer than the sepals. Column short, dilated above; rostellum arms nearly as long, linear, truncate. Anther with a long narrow beak. (Mainly after Ridley, 1903)

Flower greenish tinged red-brown, lip white.

Not known.

Malesia (Peninsular Malaysia, New Guinea, Philippines), Thailand, ?Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Taiwan, Ryukyu Arch.

Papua New Guinea. See map

distribution map.

Not known.

  • Schlechter, R., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 74 (1934) t. 8, fig. 29, as Zeuxine leucochila Schltr.
  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Orchidoideae
  • Tribe Cranichideae
  • Subtribe Goodyerinae
  • Genus Zeuxine
  • Species Zeuxine parvifolia

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Zeuxine parvifolia

Zeuxine boninensis Tuyama, from Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 49 (1935) fig. 4

Zeuxine parvifolia

Hetaeria parvifolia Ridl., herbarium sheet, Ridley & Curtis s.n. (Penang, Government Hill) (holotype specimen K), photo copyright the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew