Phalaenopsis cacharensis (Barbhuiya, B.K.Dutta & Schuit.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 SUBGENUS Ornithochilus (Lindl.) Kocyan & Schuiteman 2014

Inflorescence

Photos by The Kew Gardens Website

Full shadeHot Summer Fall

Common Name The Cachar Phalaenopsis [A District of Assam]

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in Assam on trees in wet, evergreen, lowland rainforests at elevations around 130 meters as a hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer and early fall on a 14 to 15.2" [35 to 38 cm] long, racemose to branched, many flowered inflorescence.

"The species differs from P difformis in the twice as long, glabrous column. From P yingjiangensis it differs in the sharply denticulate, not crenulate-crispate margins of the lip hypochile. Both species differ from P cacharensis in the uniformly red-purple bloom and the relatively longer lobes of the hypochile." W Higgins 2019

Synonyms *Ornithochilus cacharensis Barbhuiya, B.K.Dutta & Schuit. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide

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