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.
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 …
Attachments (3) – around 700 kb each.
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.
Very interesting. Does look like Zeuxine affinis. My friends and I merged Zeuxine seidenfadenii under Z. affinis.