!Oberonia mucronata (D.Don) Ormerod & Seidenf. 1997 SUBGENUS Oberonia Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Color Photo by Andre Schuitemann and Preliminary checklist of the Orchidaceae of Laos Website

Part sun Hot Cool FallandWinter

Common Name The Mucronate Oberonia

Flower Size less than 1/8" [less than 4 mm]

Found in Hainan China, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, the Philippines, New Guinea and Sulawesi at elevations of 10 to 1400 meters as a pendulous growing, small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that has a clustered, short, leafy stem enveloped by 3 to 4, fleshy, distichous, fan shaped, iridiform, acute, flat, conduplicate and clasping as well as articulate to the imbricate, compressed leaf bases that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, terminal, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, laxly to densely many flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the fan-shaped growth and has a rat-tail shape with elliptic, erose floral bracts.

Synonyms *Cymbidium iridifolium Roxb. 1832; Iridorchis iridifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis denticulata (Wight) Rchb.f. 1861; Malaxis iridifolia (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1861; Oberonia brevifolia (Hook.f.) Panigrahi 1999; Oberonia denticulata Wight 1851; Oberonia denticulata var. brevifolia (Hook.f.) S.Misra 1989; Oberonia iridifolia var. brevifolia Hook.f. 1890; Oberonia iridifolia var denticulata Hk. f., Santapau, Fernandes and Kapadia 1958; Oberonia mucronata (D.Don) Ormerod & Seidenf. 1997; Oberonia smisrae Panigrahi in S.K.Murti & G.Panigrahi 1999; Stelis mucronata D.Don 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as O mucronata, IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as O iridifolia; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O iridifolia drawing fide; Orchidaceae Fascile 1 Ames 1905 as O iridifolia; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as O iridifolia; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as O iridifolia drawing fide; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910-1 as O iridifolia; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915 as O iridifolia; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as O iridifolia; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O iridifolia drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O iridifolia drawing fide/photo ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O iridifolia vcar brevifolia; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O iridifolia var denticulata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as O iridifolia; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 as O iridifolia drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as O iridifolia Drawing fide; Minaiture Orchids Northern 1980 as O iridifolia; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as O iridifolia; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as O iridifolia photo fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 as O denticulata drawing fide/photo hmm; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden 1992 as O iridifolia drawing fide/photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as O iridifolia; Orchids of Nagaland Deorani & Naithani 1995 as O iridifolia drawing fide; The Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as O iridifolia photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 as O mucronata; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 as O denticulata; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001 as O denticulata photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Oberonia mucronata; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as O mucronata drawing fide/photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as O mucronata; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as O mucronata photos fide;

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