Oberonia fornicata Jayaw. 1963 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Bent Oberonia [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central Sri Lanka as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheths carrying linear, acute, conduplicate leaves taht blooms on an erect, thickened, 3.6" [9 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Iridorkis forcipata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis forcipata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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