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Orchid Species: Odontochilus purpureus

Kew currently accepted name is Odontochilus elwesii

Odontochilus purpureus is an orchid species identified by C.S.Leou in 1992. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Odontochilus elwesii.
Genus
Odontochilus (Odt.)
Grex
purpureus
Parents
Species
Author
C.S.Leou
Year
1992
ORIGIN: Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan in damp locations within evergreen broad-leaved hill forests, bamboo forests and valleys at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial orchid with stout, glabrous, decumbent at the base stems carrying 4 to 7, ovate, acute, 3 veined, hyaline margined, brown, expanded at the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 2.4 to 4 [6 to 10 cm] long, racemose, glandular-pubescent, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with distant, lanceolate, acuminate sheaths and ovate, much shorter than the ovary, outer surface pubescent, mucronate apically floral bracts.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Odontochilus Odt elwesii 1890 C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f.
Add+ Anoectochilus Anct daoensis 1951 Gagnep.
Add+ Anoectochilus Anct purpureus 1996 (C.S.Leou) S.S.Ying
Add+ Anoectochilus Anct elwesii 1898 (C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f.) King & Pantl.
Add+ Cystopus Cystopus elwesii 1891 (C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f.) Kuntze
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