Oberonia acaulis Griff. 1851 SUBGENUS Oberonia Photo by Mario and The Greek Orchid Society Website

Drawing Drawing by Fitch and www.plantillustrations.org Website

Inflorescence Photo by Bhutan Orchid Adventures Website

Full shade Warm ColdFallWinter

Common Name The Stem-Less Oberonia - In China Xian Mai Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in China, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on trees in forests at elevations of 800 to 2250 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 5, linear-ensiform, falcate, acuminate, unequal leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, verticiliate, long, slender, terete, decurved, 6.4 to 14.8" [16 to 37 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with distant linear bracts and lanceolate, acuminate, erose-fimbriate floral bracts

Synonyms Iridorkis myriantha (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis myriantha (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Malaxis sikkimensis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia acaulis var. luchunensis S.C.Chen 1982; Oberonia hosseusii Schltr. 1906; Oberonia myriantha Lindl. 1859; Oberonia quinquelobata Kerr 1927; Oberonia sikkimensis Lindl. 1859;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O myriantha drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O hosseusii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O myriantha; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O quinquelobata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing hmm; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan Drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as O myriantha Drawing not; Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 as O myriantha drawing ok/ photook; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 drawing fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo good; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm not; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm not; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as O myriantha; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo ok; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo hmm; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok

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