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

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adenoglossus (Lindl.) BytebierCb,N,E,C
aurantiacus (Rolfe) RolfeNw,N,Lk
carsonii (Rolfe) BytebierNw,N,W
corymbosus (G. Will.) Bytebier[End][DD]WNw
euanthus (Schltr.) BytebierCb,N,E,C
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) BytebierMc
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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Orthochilus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Orthochilus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Orthochilus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Orthochilus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2451, retrieved 18 October 2017

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