Zeuxine flava (Wall. ex Lindl.) Trimen, Syst. Cat. Fl. Pl. Ceylon 90 1885. (syn: Haplochilus flavus (Wall. ex Lindl.) D.Dietr.; Hetaeria flava Lindl. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Monochilus flavus Wall. ex Lindl.; Zeuxine aurantiaca Schltr.);
Himalaya to China (SE. Yunnan) and Indo-China as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; China South-Central; East Himalaya; India; Myanmar;
Nansei-shoto; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
Stem to 36 cm high, rhizome creeping, 5-10 cm long. Leaves 5 x 2 cm, elliptic, acute; petiole 2 cm long, sheathed. Flowers white with orange base, in 5-10 cm long, dense spike; peduncle 15-18 cm long; bracts 10 x 45 mm, ovate, acuminate, 3-veined; dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, 1-veined; lateral sepals elliptic, obtuse, 3-veined; petals subfalcate, oblong, obtuse, 1-veined; lip 3 x 1.5-3.5 mm; midlobe 2-lobuled, each 1.5 x 1-1.8 mm, `T’ shaped on spreading, squarish; hypochile saccate, with backwardly curved glands; margins of mesochile incurved.
Flowering and fruiting: February-March
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
ORCHID FOR ID FROM UTTARAKHAND : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Please suggest the id for the small herb.
Collected from Pauri Garhwal, ca. 1900m asl.
Agreeing with … I hope this should be a Zeuxine sp.
My sincere thanks to …, for suggesting the id for this orchid.
Now, It is close to Zeuxine flava (Wall. ex Lindl.) Trimen (Orchidaceae), and is described in Fl. Chamoli district.
Nice catch …. I have been there in Mandal (Chamoli), Phata (Rudraprayag), Patwadangar (Naini Tal), where it is know, but never found it. Must be rare in nature. Thank you for adding one more Zeuxine species to efi.
Zeuxine flava (Wall. ex Lindl.) Trimen : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- around 650 kb each.
Location: Okharpauwa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation: 1721 m.
Date: 10 May 2019
Habit : Wild