Oberonia caulescens Lindl.1830 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Taiwan Photo by Lanfu Wang

Drawing Drawing by Cai Shuken and The Efloras Website

Drawing of O auriculata TYPE Drawing of O auriculata by King & Pantling and The Plant Illustrations Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Offshoot Forming Oberonia - In China Xia Ye Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .1" [2 to 3 mm]

Found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, China and Vietnam on trees or rocks in forests at elevations of 1600 to 2600 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with winged stems carrying 4 to 5, linear-ensiform, acute to acuminate, slightly fleshy, sessile, jointed leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, erect, subdense, verticillate towards the base, terete, winged, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Iridorchis caulescens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis caulescens (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia auriculata King & Pantl. 1898; Oberonia bilobatolabella Hayata 1914; Oberonia longilabris King & Pantl. 1895; Oberonia pterorachis C.L.Tso 1933; Oberonia yunnanensis Rolfe 1903;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O longilabris drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O auriculata drawing ok; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as O longilabris Drawing ok; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as O auriculata Drawing ok; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 42 Liparinae 1984 photo ok; Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1984 as O longilabris; 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 ok; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo good; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as O auricualta; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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 ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barreto, Cribb & Gale 2011; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide

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