Odontochilus putaoensis X.H.Jin, L.A.Ye & A.T.Mu 2018

Photos by Xiahua Jin and Odontochilus putaoensis (Cranichideae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Myanmar Webpage

Common Name The Putao Odontochilus [A township in Myanmar]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in northernmost Myanmar in humid, broad-leaved, evergreen forest in shady damp humus at an elevation of about 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ascending, pubescent stem carrying 2 to 6, dark green, ovate-lanceolate, attenuate apically, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle pubescent, provided with 1 to 2, reddish brown, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent, long acuminate sheathing bracts, rachis pubescent, subdensely 16 flowered inflorescence with reddish brown, ovate-lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, long acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers

"Odontochilus putaoensis is similar to O. duplex, but can be easily distinguished from the latter by having a light yellow lip composed of a bisaccate hypochile with a small, erect, blade-like and emarginate callus within each sac, a mesochile with a pair of dentate-pectinate flanges and bilobed epichile with a pair of widely diverging lobes that are erect and concave." Huan Tang, Hui-Zhe Feng and Yun-Feng Huang 2018


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Odontochilus putaoensis (Cranichideae, Orchidaceae), a new species from Myanmar Ye Lwin Aung, Aye Thin Mu, Xiaohua Jin 2018 drawing/photo fide;