Oberonia falcata King & Pantl. 1895 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and the The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website

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Full Shade Cool Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Sickle-Like Leaf Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in the Yunnan province of China, 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; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as O caudata; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis 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; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; 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; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013 ; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo ok;

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