Oberonia aporophylla Rchb.f. 1855

Photos/Drawing by D L Geiger and Studies in Oberonia 8 (Orchidaceae: Malaxideae). Additional 24 new synonyms, a corrected spelling, and other nomenclatural matters; The Researchgate Website

Part shade Warm LATERWinter

Common Name The Insignificant Leaf Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo and on Luzon in the Philippines in lower montane forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf sheaths carrying alternate, somewhat fleshy, obliquely triangular, acute, short leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle .12 to .28" [3 to 7 mm] long, provided with 3 to 4, scarious, triangular-ovate, acute to acuminate sheaths, rachis 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate to narrowly elliptic, obtuse, erose margin floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, salmon colored flowers.

Synonyms Iridorkis aporophylla (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis aporophylla (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia longirepens J.J.Wood 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippinana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids Mount Kinabalu 2: 434 Wood etal2011 as O longirepens Drawing fide; Studies in Oberonia 8 (Orchidaceae: Malaxideae). Additional 24 new synonyms, a corrected spelling, and other nomenclatural matters; The Researchgate Website

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