Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook.f. 1890

Photo by Thailand Wilderness Study and the Thailand Fish & Nature Explorer Website


Common Name The Similar Zeuxine - In China Kuan Ye Xian Zhu Lan - In Thailand Ueang nuan chan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan, southern Yunnan, Assam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Vietnam in moist shady locales in tropical rain, seasonal evergreen, hill evergreen, mixed deciduous,open scrub and bamboo forests at elevations of 20 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 4 to 6, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, herbaceous, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, 4 to 10 flowered, pubescent inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, brownish, pubescent bracts

This species and Z grandis are very similar and may be synomonous and if so then this species takes precedence.

Synonyms Adenostylis arisanensis (Hayata) Hayata 1915; *Monochilus affinis Lindl. 1840; Zeuxine arisanensis Hayata 1914; Zeuxine aurantiaca Schltr. 1924; Zeuxine seidenfadenii Deva & H.B.Naithani 1986; Zeuxine sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1894 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnanad 1959 as Z sutupensis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnanad 1959 as Z sp fig 65h-i drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing not = Z rupestris; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Z grandis; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; 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; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide