Odontochilus tortus King & Pantl.1896

Plant insitu Thailand Photos by Chiawat Tang

Full Warm Cool LATER Spring THROUGH Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Twisted Odontochilus [refers to the twisted epichile of the lip] - In China Yi Zhu Chi Chun - In Thailand Ueang Cha Nak

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia in evergreen hill forests in deep shade at elevations of 750 to 1560 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent, stout stem carrying 4 to 8, scattered along the stem, green above, paler light green beneath 3 veined, ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, sometimes mucronate, slightly oblique, narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on a pubescent, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with a single, acuminate, pubescent bracts and lanceolate, acumiante, thinly pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus densiflorus Mansf. 1930; *Anoectochilus tortus (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl. 1898; Odontochilus densiflorus (Mansf.) Tang & F.T.Wang ex Merr. & Metcalf 1945; Odontochilus repens Downie 1925; Pristiglottis torta (King & Pantl.) Aver.1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Anoectochilus tortus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Anoectochilus tortus; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as Anoectochilus repens; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 as Anoectochilus tortus drawing fide; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 as Anoectochilus repens drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfadden & Wood 1992 as Anoectochilus tortus drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as ANoectochilus repensdrawing ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; 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 fide

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