Otochilus fuscus Lindl.1830

Flower Closeup

Photos by Lourens Grobler


Drawing by Wallich

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Common Name The Dark-Brown Otochilus - In China Xia Ye Er Chun Lan

Flower Size .6 to .7" [1.4 to 1.6 cm]

Found in China, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam on subtropical jungle slopes on old tree trunks at elevations of 780 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphtye with cylindric-fusiform, rugose, pendant pseudobulbs arising from the apex of the previous pseudobulb and enveloped basally by fibrous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall to spring on a proteranthus [arising on a mature pseudobulb], semi-erect, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, glabrous, laxly 14 to many flowered inflorescence with persistent, linear-oblong, subtruncate, scarious floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Broughtonia amoena Wall. ex Lindl. 1830; Broughtonia fusca (Lindl.) Wall. 1890; Coelogyne fusca (Lindl.) Rchb.f 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 71 1-30 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand VII Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Oasis Vol 1 No 3 2000 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 as Othochilus fuscus photo good; The Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as Othochilus fuscus photo good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, 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; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 1 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;