Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f. (syn: Hetaeria mollis Lindl.; Monochilus affinis Lindl.; Zeuxine grandis Seidenf.; Zeuxine seidenfadenii Deva & H.B.Naithani; Zeuxine sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie);
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan; India; Laos; Malaya; Myanmar; Nansei-shoto; Nepal; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;

Terrestrial herb, 20-30 cm tall, with a creeping rhziome, 10-15 cm long. Leaves 3-4.5 x 1-1.5 cm, ovate or elliptic, acute, with sheathing base. Flowers white, 2 x 1 cm, in about 15-25 cm long lax raceme including 10-18 cm long, hairy peduncle. Bracts 6 x 1.5 mm, ovate, acuminate, pubescent outer. Dorsal sepals and petals connated, sepals hairy dorsally. Dorsal sepal, 6 x 5 mm, ovate obtuse; lateral sepals 6 x 5mm, elliptic, obtuse. Petals 6-6.5 x 2.5 mm, falcate, oblong, obtuse. Lip 11 x 10 mm, saccate at base, with two cylindrical acute glands; epichile, 2 lobulate, lobules each 7 x 3.5-4 mm, obconical, truncate, wavy along margins. Column 5 x 2.5 mm; anther dorsal.

Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also in grasslands
(attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)- around 650 kb each.

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 28 April 2019
Elevation: 1508 m.
Habit : Wild 
My first Zeuxine !! And hope a new entry to the efi !

Looks like affinis, but cant be confirmed without dissecting.
Nice pics, thanks for sharing.

Is it ok …?
Attachments (7) – around 500 kb each.

Yes this is great. This is affinis.

agree with … though i am not an orchid expert but as a citizen  scientist botany enthusiast  what i have learned is this, in MANY CASES dissection and careful study of components is a must before a species level diagnosis can be claimed. that is the case here. so classify as  suggested by …

Fresh leaves coming up! 7 June 2019.
Attachments (3) – around 700 kb each.

Not sure.

08 March 2020 !
2 images- 5 mb each.

Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 mb or more.
Location: Kathmamdu, Nepal
Date: 01 April 2020
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habit: Wild

Very interesting. Does look like Zeuxine affinis. My friends and I merged Zeuxine seidenfadenii under Z. affinis.


Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Kapase, Surkhet,  Nepal
Altitude:  900m.
Date:  02 April 2022
Habit : Wild 


Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Suryavinayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Date: 02 March 2023
Elevation: 1603 m.
Habit : Wild

Not easy to confirm without flowers.
But if you have already seen the flower then its ok.

Just a guess.  I shall try for the flowering !

Flowering, finally !

Some comments on the FB page !

Yes earlier known as Zeuxine seidenfadenii we merged it under Zeuxine affinis.

Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f.: 12 images- 10 high res.

Location: Suryavinayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Date: 17 April 2023
Elevation: 1536 m.
Habit : Wild

Please have a look at the link

Very nice !! Zeuxine affinis!




Catalogue of Life  POWO  GBIF (with high resolution specimens) Flora of China  FoC illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants  Plant illustrations  IOSPE PHOTOS   Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Bentham ex Hook.f. (Orchidaceae) – a new record for Nepal (2008)

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