Oberonia merrillii Ames 1912

Plant and Flowers Photos by Raab Bustamante and The Phyto Images Website

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name Merrill's Oberonia [American orchid Collector in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in the Philippines on twigs and small branches at elevations up to 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot , semipendulous to pendent growing epiphyte with imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying fleshy, pointed leaves that blooms in the falll on an pendulous, terminal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with sharply triangular floral bracts and carrying flowers arranged in whorls.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 2 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide;

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