, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp 511-516
Date: 07 Jul 2012

Ornithochilus cacharensis (Orchidaceae), a new species from India (Assam)

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A new orchid species from Assam, Ornithochilus cacharensis Barbhuiya, B. K. Dutta & Schuit., is described. It differs from the other species in the small genus Ornithochilus (Lindl.) Benth. in floral morphology and in the uniformly red-purple flowers. The taxonomy of the genus is discussed and a key to the known taxa of Ornithochilus is presented.