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Ornithochilus difformis var. difformis (as Ornithochilus fuscus) - Curtis' 120 (Ser. 3 no. 50) pl. 7385 (1894).jpg
Ornithochilus difformis var. difformis
1833 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Ornithochilus
(Lindl.) Wall. ex Benth.

Ornithochilus is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It has three known species, native to China, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.[2][3]

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  1. ^ M. S. del. ( = Matilda Smith, 1854-1926), J. N. Fitch lith. ( = John Nugent Fitch, 1840–1927) Description by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817—1911) - "Curtis's Botanical Magazine" vol. 12
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 448, 羽唇兰属 yu chun lan shu, Ornithochilus (Wallich ex Lindley) Bentham & J. D. Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 478, 581. 1883.
  • Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart

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