Odontochilus lanceolatus (Lindl.) Blume, Coll. Orchid.: 80 (1859) (syn: Anoectochilus flavus Benth. & Hook.f., Anoectochilus luteus Lindl., Anoectochilus lanceolatus Lindl., Cystopus flavus (Benth. & Hook.f.) Kuntze, Cystopus lanceolatus (Lindl.) Kuntze, Odontochilus yunnanensis Rolfe);
Sikkim to S. China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

Decumbent herbs, up to 30 cm long, rooting at lower nodes, fleshy, purplish. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petioles ca. 1.5 cm long, sheathing at base; lamina ca. 2.3-6 x 1-2.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, cuneate at base, acute at apex, entire, purplish-violet; secondary nerves 3-5 pairs. Inflorescence in racemes, ca. 5-8 cm long; rachis hairy; peduncles ca. 4 cm long; Flowers many, ca. 1.5 cm across, yellow; bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.8-1.2 cm long, acuminate; dorsal sepal ovate, 0.5 x 0.25 cm, acute; lateral sepals ca. 0.5 x 0.2 cm, ovate-oblong, hooded; lip with two basal sac containing two long spur-like processes; claw with 7-8 pairs of course teeth; apical lobe oblong with obliquely truncate lobules.
Damp places in evergreen broad-leaved forests, valleys; 800-2200 m. 
(Attributions: French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Odontochilus lanceolatus (Lindl.) Blume: 12 very high res. images.

Location: Godam, Chandragiri, Lalitpur
Date: 16 September 2022
Altitude: 1768m.
Habitat : Wild

Image quality not good !

Yes, appears close to images at GBIF


Odontochilus lanceolatus (Lindl.) Blume: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 30 September 2023
Altitude:  1740m.
Habitat : Wild

Yes to see this beauty in wild.





POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India Checklist  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikimedia Commons  Plant illustrations  IOSPE Photos  Orchid Roots

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