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This species is accepted, and its native range is Christmas Island.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Christmas I.

Zeuxine exilis Ridl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Australia K000079379 lectotype

First published in J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 45: 236 (1906)

Accepted by

  • George, A.S., Orchard, A.E. & Hewson, H.J. (eds.) (1993). Oceanic islands 2 Flora of Australia 50: 1-606. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Green, P.T., Clausen, J. & O'Dowd, D.J. (2010). Lost for a century: rediscovery of the endemic Ridley's Jewel Orchid, Zeuxine exilis Ridl., on Christmas island, Indian Ocean Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 61: 319-326.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Green, P.T., Clausen, J. & O'Dowd, D.J. (2010). Lost for a century: rediscovery of the endemic Ridley's Jewel Orchid, Zeuxine exilis Ridl., on Christmas island, Indian Ocean Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 61: 319-326.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0