Hetaeria affinis (Griff.) Seidenf. & Ormerod 2001

Plant and Flowers in situ ThailandPhotos 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, Myanamar, 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 #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as H rubens photo ok; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 as H rubens drawing ok; *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; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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