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  Zeuxine affinis
 
  Family: ORCHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Zeuxine affinis (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 108. 1890; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 332. 1997; Sasidh. et al., Rheedea 9: 159. 1999; Sathish & Manilal, Orchid Memories 231. 2004. Monochilus affinis Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 487. 1840, p.p.
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  Description: Terrestrial herbs, 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.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Kollam, Kannur
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also in grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Pandimotta, Kattalappara
   
 
   
 
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