Otochilus porrectus Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 36 1830. (syn: Coelogyne porrecta (Lindl.) Rchb.f.; Otochilus forrestii W.W.Sm.; Otochilus fragrans (Wall. ex Lindl.) G.Nicholson; Otochilus latifolius Griff.; Tetrapeltis fragrans Wall. ex Lindl.);
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Assam to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
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Otochilus porrectus Lindley
6 very high resolution images.

Location: Chandragiri
Date: November 2020
Altitude: 2400m.

Habitat : Wild


Otochilus is not easy. They all look the same and very often they are misidentified. The bulbs are rounded in these pics (is it an important character? I dont know yet) that looks like porrectus, however, the flowers look like fuscus!!

Leaves are broad so this is not lancilabius.

I need to sit down someday to look at all species in one go. Till then lets keep it as porrectus.


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (FBI) Plant illustrations  IOSPE PHOTOS – Orchid Species Encyclopedia

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