Odontochilus longiflorus (Rchb.f.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Drake 1892 Photo by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Common Name The Long Flower Odontochilus

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu in montane scrub and montane forests at elevations around 600 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature to to small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect leafy stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths carrying ovate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, shortly pubescent, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying white, pubescent flowers.

Synonyms *Anoectochilus longiflorus Rchb.f. 1868; Cheirostylis longiflora (Rchb.f.) L.O.Williams 1939; Cystopus longiflorus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pristiglottis longiflora (Rchb.f.) Kores 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 partly as Pristiglottis montana; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as Pristiglottis longflora; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 as Pristiglottis longflora photo fide