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Useful Tropical Plants

Otochilus porrectus

Lindl.

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Coelogyne porrecta (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Otochilus forrestii W.W.Sm.

Otochilus fragrans (Wall. ex Lindl.) G.Nicholson

Otochilus latifolius Griff.

Tetrapeltis fragrans Wall. ex Lindl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Otochilus porrectus is an epiphytic, perennial plant growing around 10 - 20cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China (Yunnan), northern India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand. Laos, Vietnam

Habitat

Epiphytic on trees or lithophytic on rocks in forests; at elevations from 1,000 - 2,100 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

In Nepal this species is found in evergreen broadleaved forests, where the the rainfal is monsoonal, falling mainly from mid June to mid September. The climate of these forests ranges from sub-tropical to warm temperate at higher elevations, winters are warm to mild and frosts are generally few[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
,
1750
Title
Orchid diversity in two community forests of Makawanpur District, central Nepal
Publication
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 October 2018 | 10(11): 12523-12530
Author
Bijaya Pant et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3516.10.11.12523-12530
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0974-7893
Description
 
].

Epiphyte on Castanopsis sp., Quercus glauca, Schima wallichii and Rhododendron arboreum in Nepal.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Pseudobulb is used in treatng sinusits and rheumatsm and is taken as a tonic[
1750
Title
Orchid diversity in two community forests of Makawanpur District, central Nepal
Publication
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 October 2018 | 10(11): 12523-12530
Author
Bijaya Pant et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3516.10.11.12523-12530
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0974-7893
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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