Oberonia insularis Hayata 1911

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan Photos by Wang and hisNative Orchids of Taiwan Website

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Insular Malaxis [The Island Oberonia [refers to its coming from Taiwan]

Flower Size .042" [.15 mm]

Found in China and Taiwan in broadleaved forests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, branching rhizome giving rise to a fan of 2 to 5, distichous, fleshy, laterally compressed, lanceolate leaves taht blooms in the spring on a terminal, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 t o6 cm] long, loosely, spirally many flowered inflorescence carrying tiny, non-resupinate, light green to light brownish green flowers

Synonyms Hippeophyllum pumilum Fukuy. ex S.C.Chen & K.Y.Lang 1998; Hippeophyllum sinicum S.C.Chen & K.Y.Lang 1998; Oberonia insularis var. rotunda (T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin) T.P.Lin 2016; Oberonia pumila (Fukuy. ex S.C.Chen & K.Y.Lang) Ormerod 2002; Oberonia pumila var. rotunda T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin 2009; Oberonia sinica (S.C.Chen & K.Y.Lang) Ormerod 2003;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Hippeophyllum pumilum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Hippeophyllum sinicum; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 as Oberonia pumilum photos fide

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