Oberonia anamalayana J.Joseph 1964 Drawing by Sivanandan

EARLY

Common Name The Anamalais Hills Oberonia [Indian mountain range in the southern portion of the western Ghats]

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in southern India at elevations of 950 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mostly erect epiphyte with a fan of tan-brown, oblong, acute, articulate basally leaves that blooms in the winter through early spring on an adnate to the upper leaf, peduncle to 2.8" [7 cm] long, flattened, rachis to 16" [40 cm] long, erect, many flowered inflorescence with oblong, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow brown flowers, held in close whorls.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide;

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