Oberonia brachystachys Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS Menophyllum Photo by Tripetch P.

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeHotWarmSummer

Common Name The Short Scape Oberonia

Flower Size .05" [2 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia in tropical valleys at lower elevations around 450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying, in a fan, 3 to 4, acute, nearly straight leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, longer than the leaf, short scape, 2" [5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with whorls of close set flowers.

Synonyms Iridorkis brachystachya (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Iridorkis demissa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis demissa (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia bambusicola Kerr 1927; Oberonia demissa Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O dimissa; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O demissa drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as O bambusifolia [sic]; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as O demissa; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea Royen 1979; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide/photo not ?; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Wild Orchids of Thailand Vol 2 Vadhanaphuti 2012 photo hmm

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