Odontochilus crispus (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890 Drawing by R Pantling and The Culture Sheet.org Website


Common Name The Crisped Odontochilus [refers to the margins of the epichile on the lip]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal and Myanamar in open oak forests, shady secondary forests and in Bamboo forests at elevations around 360 to 2400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with a decumbent, slender stem carrying 2 to 4, at the apex of the stem, ovate, acute, minutely undialte margins, narrowing below into the dialated petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a pubescent, shorter than the stem, 2.2" to 3.6" [5.5 to 9 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescencewith 1 to 2, lanceoalte, acuminate, pubescent bracts and similar floral bracts.

Synonyms *Anoectochilus crispus Lindl. 1857; Cystopus crispus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1893 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; ;