Zeuxine strateumatica

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Orchidoideae
Tribe Cranichideae
Subtribe Goodyerinae
Scientific name Zeuxine strateumatica (L.) Schlechter
Synonyms Adenostylis emarginata Blume; Adenostylis integerrima Blume; Adenostylis strateumatica (L.) Ames; Adenostylis sulcata (Lindley) Hayata; Neottia strateumatica (L.) R. Brown; Orchis strateumatica L.; Spiranthes strateumatiaca (L.) Lindley; Strateuma zeylanica Rafinesque; Tripleura pallida Lindley; Zeuxine bonii Gagnepain; Zeuxine bracteata Wight; Zeuxine brevifolia Wight; Zeuxine emarginata (Blume) Lindley; Zeuxine evrardii Gagnepain; Zeuxine integerrima (Blume) Lindley; Zeuxine procumbens Blume; Zeuxine robusta Wight; Zeuxine strateumatica (L.) Schlechter var. laxiflora I. Barua; Zeuxine sulcata Lindley; Zeuxine stenochila Schlechter; Zeuxine tripleura Lindley; Zeuxine wariana Schlechter
Common name (Japanese common name) kinu-ran (キヌラン, 絹蘭 [meaning: silk orchid]), hoso-ba-ran (ホソバラン, 細葉蘭 [meaning: narrow leaved orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, India
Habitat Open field, roadside
Chromosomal number 2n=22–64, 30–56, 50, 100
Description Plants 5-10cm tall. Leaves 1.5-4cm long, 2-3.5mm wide. Flowers white sepals 5-6mm long, yellow lip ca. 6mm long, flowring in February to April. Terrestrial. Perennial plants.
Reference Zeuxine strateumatica (L.) Schltr. 1911
Zeuxine strateumatica (Linnaeus) Schlechter
Note  Common in Okinawa.
Lip petal of Zeuxine strateumatica (var. strateumatica) is devided into two. Lip petal of Zeuxine strateumatica forma rupicola is not devided, simply sharp.

January 2006
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February 2006
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February 2006
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden