Orthochilus Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Martos, F., Johnson, S.D., Peter, C.I & Bytebier, B. (2014) A molecular phylogeny reveals paraphyly of the large genus Eulophia (Orchidaceae): A case for the reinstatement of Orthochilus Taxon 63(1) 9-23

Description of the genus

Comment: Recent phylogenetic research established that the large genus Eulophia needed to be split in two to obtain a monophyletic status. Since the oldest available name within the newly separated group was Orthochilus this name has been reinstated.

Worldwide: 35 species in Subsaharan Africa, Madagascar, tropical and subtropical America.

Zambia: 15 taxa.

Orthochilus odontoglossus

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adenoglossus (Lindl.) BytebierCb,N,E,C
aurantiacus (Rolfe) RolfeNw,N,LkImage
carsonii (Rolfe) BytebierNw,N,W
corymbosus (G. Will.) Bytebier[End][DD]WNw
euanthus (Schltr.) BytebierN,W,C,ECb,N,E,CDescription, Image
holubii (Rolfe) Bytebier[DD]B,W,SNw,S
milnei (Rchb. f.) BytebierN,W,C,ENw,N,E,CDescription, Image
nuttii (Rolfe ) Bytebier N
odontoglossus (Rchb. f.) BytebierN,C,EN,Mc,LkDescription, Image
rarus (Schltr.) BytebierN,W,C,ECb,N,E,LkDescription, Image
ruwenzoriensis (Rendle) BytebierN
thomsonii (Rolfe) Bytebier[NrEnd]EMcImage
trilamellatus (De Wild.) Bytebier Nw,Cb,N,C,S
walleri (Rchb. f.) BytebierB,N,W,C,ENw,Cb,N,E,Lk,WDescription, Image
welwitschii Rchb. f.WNw

Other sources of information about Orthochilus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Orthochilus
Flora of Caprivi: Orthochilus
Flora of Malawi: Orthochilus
Flora of Mozambique: Orthochilus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Orthochilus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Orthochilus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Orthochilus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Orthochilus
Wikipedia: Orthochilus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthochilus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthochilus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Orthochilus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2451, retrieved 10 May 2021

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