Odontochilus lanceolatus (Lindl.) Blume 1859

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Common Name The Lanceolate Odontochilus [refers to the leaves shape] - In China Chi Chun Lan

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan on shaded rocks in damp broad-leaved forests at elevations of 800 to 2200 meters as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 3 to 7, distant, ovate-lanceolate, acute, green with white reticulation above, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on an erect, peduncle 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, pubescent, provided with 1 to 2sterile bracts, rachis 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, laxly 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, abaxially glabrous, ciliate along the basal margin, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus bisaccatus Hayata 1914; Anoectochilus flavus Benth. & Hook.f. 1883; Anoectochilus lanceolatus Lindl. 1840; Anoectochilus luteus Lindl. 1857; Cystopus flavus (Benth. & Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Cystopus lanceolatus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Odontochilus bisaccatus (Hayata) Hayata ex T.P.Lin 1975; Odontochilus yunnanensis Rolfe 1903; Pristiglottis bisaccata (Hayata) K.Nackej. 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 as Odontochilus lanceolatus drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as A clarkei auct.; Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as A grandiflorus drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture Pradhan 1976 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 32 nr 2 Orchids of Thailand VI Neottiideae Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Odontochilus lanceolatus; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 both flower and leaf photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as Odontochilus lanceolatus; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Maountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; A review on Spiranthoideae genera in Arunachal Pradesh Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 27 (1&2) : 1-33, Rao 2011 photo fide; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 as Odontochilus lanceolatus drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #11 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide