Oberonia maxima C.S.P.Parish ex Hook.f. 1888 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Drawing Photo by K Keller/Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by The Thai Orchid Source Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Grand Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar and Thailand at eleavations 700 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with broadly linear, acute, conduplicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect then arching, terminal, peduncle ebracteate, fleshy, cylindrical, to 10" [25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, oblong, acute

Synonyms Iridorkis maxima (C.S.P.Parish ex Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide/photo fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007

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