Oberonia leytensis Ames 1920 Photo by Daniel L Geiger and Oberonia The Microscopists delightWebsite

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Oakes Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Leyte Oberonia

Flower Size

Found in Leyte Island of the Philippines at elevations near sea level as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short, densely leafy stem completely enveloped by imbricating leaf sheath bases and carrying 6 to 8, sword-shaped, thick conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, terminal, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, curved, slender, many flowered inflorescence with longer than the pedicel, triangular-lanceolate, acute floral bracts carrying the flowers in tight whorls.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchididana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Native Phillipine Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo

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