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Ornithochilus

Ornithochilus difformis plate
Ornithochilus difformis from The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
Genus: Ornithochilus
[Lindley]Benth. 1883
Type Species
Ornithochilus fuscus


Ornithochilus is a genus comprised of around three species. This genus is abbreviated as Orn. in horticultural trade.

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed from southern China through west Malesia, and in New Guinea.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have short and wide columns with 4 pollina.

CultureEdit

Plant grows from cool to intermediate conditions with medium amounts of light. Plant is best mounted but can also be potted in medium bark, tree fern or sphagnum moss. Water everytime when the mix has just about dried.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after the the bent lips of the flower

Species Edit

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