Oberonia toppingii Ames 1914 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Another Inflorescence

Plant And Flowers Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Part Shade HotWinter

Common Name Topping's Oberonia [Original Collector of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations below 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a semi-pendulous stem enveloped completely by imbricating, conduplicate, lanceolate leaves that blooms on a pendant, 4" [to 10 cm] long, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence in the fall and winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;