Otochilus lancilabius Seidenf., Opera Bot. 89: 94 1986. (syn: Otochilus albus var. lancilabius (Seidenf.) Pradhan);
Himalaya to China (SW. Yunnan) as per WCSP;

Roots borne at internodes.Pseudobulbs subcylindric, elongate fusiform to clavate, sheathed at base, 3-10 x 1.3-2cm.Leaves elliptic-lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 12-25 x 3.6-6.5cm; petiole narrow, 1-3.5cm long.Inflorescence proteranthous, decurved la x . peduncle sheathed when young, 4-6.5cm long; sheaths overlapping, 0.8-1.1cm long, white or pale flesh colored with pale colored markings; pedicel and ovary 5-6mm long.Sepals subsimilar linear oblong, acute, 0.8-1.8 x 0.2-0.45cm; lateral sepals weakly falcate.Petals linear, acute 3 veined, 0.8-1.8 x 0.2-0.35cm. Lip 3 lobed, linear lanceolate, acute 0.8-1.5 x 0.3-0.5cm, baase broadly funnel shaped; lateral lobes erect, short obtuse; mid lobe slender lanceolate, acute 0.8-1.5 x 0.3-0.5cm, base broadly funnel shaped; lateral lobes erect short, obtuse, mid lobe slender lanceolate to elliptic subacute; disc 3 keeled.Column slender, dilated above, curved winged 1-1.6cm long; rostellum not protruding; anther cap broadly triangular, obtuse; pollinia globose.Fruit ellipsoid, beaked 1.5-2 x 0.7-0.9cm.
(Attributions- N. R. Pearce & P. J. Cribb. Orichds of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 2002 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)


MS Dec,2016/11 Otochilus sp. for id : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)– Otochilus lancilabius (Nauban).JPG

Location : Sairep, Mizoram
Date : 29-11-2016
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild

Nice. Thanks a lot for sharing


Otochilus lancilabius Seidenf.: 10 very high resolution images.

Location: Bhaktapur
Date: November 2020
Altitude: 2200m.
Habitat : Wild

MS, Jan.,2023/01 Coelogyne sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Durtlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,370 m.
Date : 01-01-2023
Habit : Epiphytic herb
Habitat : Wild/ Cultivated

Please check Otochilus noe Coelogyne.

May I request you to post a high res. image with other images, if you have any.

1 image.

I always feel tough to check Otochilus, they all look so similar except that some are narrow and some broad leaved.

Looks close to Otochilus lancilabius Seidenf.

I can agree with … Holding the ear from the other side, that leaf doesn’t belong to fuscus and the flower doesn’t belong to porrectus. So the last option is lancilabius.

BP01-05122023 Otochilus: 3 high res. images.
Botanical name – Otochilus (not sure O. porrectus or O. fuscus)
Date – 01st December 2023 01.30 pm
Location – Birch Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal

Altitude – 2078m
Habitat – Park garden

Please check Coelogyne lancilabia (Seidenf.) R.Rice !

Certainly looks like either Coelogyne lancilabia (Seidenf.) R.Rice. or Otochilus lancilabius.

I think this is Otochilus lancilabius.



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