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.

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Orthochilus odontoglossus

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenoglossus (Lindl.) BytebierN,C,E,S
aurantiacus (Rolfe) BytebierCImage
eustachyus (Rchb. f.) BytebierN,C,EDescription, Image
foliosus (Lindl.) BytebierC,E
holubii (Rolfe) BytebierW
mechowii Rchb. f.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
milnei (Rchb. f.) Bytebier[DD]W,C,EDescription, Image
odontoglossus (Rchb. f.) BytebierC,EDescription, Image
rarus (Schltr.) BytebierC,EDescription, Image
walleri (Rchb. f.) Bytebier[CR]WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Orthochilus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Orthochilus
Flora of Caprivi: Orthochilus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Orthochilus
Flora of Malawi: Orthochilus
Flora of Mozambique: Orthochilus
Flora of Zambia: Orthochilus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orthochilus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Orthochilus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Orthochilus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Orthochilus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Orthochilus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthochilus
JSTOR Plant Science: Orthochilus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orthochilus
Plants of the World Online: Orthochilus
Tropicos: Orthochilus
Wikipedia: Orthochilus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Orthochilus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2451, retrieved 30 May 2024

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