Hetaeria affinis (Griff.) Seidenf. & Ormerod 2001

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand

Photos by Hendrik Jacobs and Orchids Online Australia Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Similar Hetaeria - In China Dian Nan Fan Chun Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in south China, Bangladesh, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in shady moist seasonal evergreen hill forests at elevations of 450 to 1050 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a leafy, glabrous stem carrying ovate-elliptic, more or less oblique to subacute, 5 veined, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a puberulent becoming glandular-pubescent, erect, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescnece with 3 to 5 distant, clasping, lanceolate, acuminate bracts and has lanceolate, acuminate, puberulent, shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Synonyms Cerochilus rubens Lindl. 1854; *Goodyera affinis Griff. 1851; Hetaeria rubens (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Rhamphidia rubens (Lindl.) Lindl. 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Hetaeria rubens drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as H rubens photo ok; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 as H rubens drawing ok; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as H rubens; *Oasis suppl. 2:9 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 drawing/photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide