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

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
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.


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


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


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.


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

Species Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.