Otochilus porrectus Lindl.1830

Photo by the Pantip Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by the National Science and Technology Service Website

Fragrance Part shade cool Fall

Common Name The Porrect Otochilus - In China Er Chun Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam on trees or rocks in forests at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with many subcylindrical, arising from the apex of the last pseudobulb and appearing to be a pendulous or creeping stem and carrying 2 apical, narrowly elliptic to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, racemose, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising from between the apical leaves and carries fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Coelogyne porrecta (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Otochilus forrestii W.W.Sm. 1921; Otochilus fragrans (Wall. ex Lindl.) G.Nicholson 1886; Otochilus latifolius Griff. 1851; Tetrapeltis fragrans Wall. ex Lindl. 1833

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