Oberonia stenophylla Ridl. 1896

TYPE Drawing of O polyschista Drawing by Seidenfaden/Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Slim Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very short, often tufted stems carrying 3 to 5, linear-falcate, acuminate, fleshy leaves that blooms on a shortly pedunculate, rachis cylindrical, 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, glabreous, somewhat dentate margined floral bracts.

Seidenfaden stated that the sepals of the flowers are light red, the petals red and the lip is bright red.

Synonyms Oberonia flabellifera Holttum 1947; Oberonia polyschista Schltr. 1906; Oberonia sumatrana Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as O flabellifera; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as O sumatrana var endertii; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as O polyschista drawing fide;

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