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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Central Asia and W. Pacific.

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs, with long creeping rhizomes and erect leafy stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or petiolate, linear or ovate, with broad sheathing bases
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal; scape with few sheaths; raceme long and slender with many small flowers, or short with fewer larger flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hardly opening
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals connivent with dorsal sepal to form a hood; lateral sepals enclosing base of lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip saccate at the base with 2 calli; mid-lobe shortly clawed or sessile, entire or bilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column very short, with or without wings in front; 2 lateral stigmatic lobes; rostellum deeply divided; pollinia pyriform, with caudicle attached by an oblong viscidium to the rostellum.

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb with creeping rhizomes and erect leafy stems.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal raceme; flowers small or very small, not opening widely.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals adnate to the dorsal sepal and forming a hood with it; lateral sepals enclosing the base of the lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip saccate at the base with 2 calli.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Rostellum deeply divided; pollinia pyriform, the caudicle attached to the rostellum by an oblong viscidium. Column very short, sometimes winged in front, with 2 lateral stigma lobes.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Ogasawara-shoto

Introduced into:

Alabama, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil Southeast, California, Cuba, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Jamaica, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Texas

Zeuxine Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Comber, H.F. [4154], Malaysia 30917.000
Kerr, A.D. [2578B], Laos 32319.000
Cribb, P. [5023], Solomon Is. 48681.000
Dickson, M. [MD225], Indonesia 57900.000

First published in Coll. Bot., App.: 1 (1826)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2003). Genera Orchidacearum 3: 1-358. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Collect. Bot. App. (1825)
  • F.T.A. 7: 180. Nom. cons.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Coll. Bot., Append.: [1] (1826), as "Zeuxina"
  • corr. Roeper in Linnaea 2: 528 (1827), orth. et nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Coll. Bot., App. No. 18 (1826 or ? 1825)
  • Orch. Scel.: 9 (1826), as “ Zeuxina ”
  • corr. Roeper in Linnaea 2: 528 (1827), orth. et nom. conserv.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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