Otochilus lancilabius Seidenf. 1986

Photo by LY. Th. Westra Orchids Asia Website


Drawing by The Chinese Plant Website

Full Shade WarmColdFall THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Lanceolate Lip Otochilus - In China Kuan Ye Er Chun Lan

Flower Size .6 to .9" [1.5 to 2.2 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, the Chinese Himalayas, Yunnan China, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Laos and Vietnam on trees in evergreen oak forests at elevations of 800 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with subcylindrical, elongate-fusiform to clavate, basally sheathed pseudobulbs carrying elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on an axillary, proteranthous, decurvevd, 5.2 to 7.4" [13 to 18.5 cm] long, lax, few flowered inflorescence with the peduncle imbricating sheathed in youth and with caducous, linear, broad, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Otochilus albus var. lancilabius (Seidenf.) Pradhan 1979

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