Oberonia falcata King & Pantl. 1895 SUBGENUS Menophyllum Photo by Ong Poh Teck and the The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website.

Another flower Photo by Orchids of Malaysia and their Orchids of Malaysia

Full Shade Cool Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Sickle-Like Leaf Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Sumatra in tropical valleys at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a flexuose stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths carrying 5 to 6, linear-ensiform, falcate leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, subverticillate, terete, 1.6 to 6.4" [4 to 16 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, hyaline, erose floral bracts.

Synonyms Oberonia caudata King & Pantl. 1897; Oberonia pendula Ridl.1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O caudata; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O pendula drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as O caudata drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002;Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos ok

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