Zeuxine boninensis boninensis Tuyama, 1935




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Zeuxine sakagutii Tuyama, 1936; Zeuxine gracilis sakagutii (Tuyama) T.Hashim., 1986; Zeuxine taiwaniana S.S.Ying, 1987; Zeuxine uraiensis S.S.Ying, 1988


Considered a synonym of Z. parvifolia by (POWO, 2018; Humphreys et al., 2019).


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Yukawa et al., 2018)



Bonin Islands (=Ogasawara Islands), Japan


Biology & Ecology










Humphreys, Aelys M. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

Yoshida, A. & Tannawa, T. (1977). Endangered plant species of the Ogasawara islands. Notes of the Waimea Arboretum 3(2): 8-12.

Yukawa, Tomohisa et al. (2018). Rediscovery of Zeuxine boninensis (Orchidaceae) from the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands and Taxonomic Reappraisal of the Species. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. B, 44(3): 127-134.


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