Oberonia balakrishnanii R.Ansari 1990 Photo by Vattakanal Conservation Trust

part ShadeWarmCool LATEwinter

Common Name Balakrishnan's Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Tamil Nadu India at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized , warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying articulate at the base, oblong-ensiform, acute to subacuminate leaves that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, arcuate, flattened and adnate to the reduced, uppermost leaf, peduncle to 5.6" [14 cm] long,rachis to 3.6" [9 cm] long, distinctly sterile tip, many flowered inflorescence

CAUTION, I have no way to verify this determination so use with caution.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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