Botanical name

Orthochilus litoralis

Family

Orchidaceae

Synonym (old name)

Eulophia litoralis

Status

Endangered

Orthochilus litoralis
Orthochilus litoralis
Orthochilus litoralis
Orthochilus litoralis
Orthochilus litoralis
Orthochilus litoralis

Description

Slender terrestrial with leaves mostly absent at flowering. A lax inflorescence of 6-27 flowers. Flowers mostly resupinate, sepals yellowish green tinged olive, petals and lip yellow, lip side lobes tinged purple, crests yellow, median sepal lanceolate, lip crests of fleshy ridges and papillae, spur slender, 2.5-4.5mm long.

Habitat

Rare, in sandy soils in coastal belt.

Flower Date

November to January