Oberonia zeylanica Hook.f. 1888 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade EARLY

Common Name The Sri Lanka Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Tamil Nadu India and Sri Lanka at eelvations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized epiphytewith a short stem envelkoped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying articulate basally, oblong, acute to subacute leaves that blooms in the falland early winter on a terminal, arcuate, flattened peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying verticillate flowers .

Synonyms Iridorkis zeylanica Kuntze 1891; Oberonia browneana Thwaites ex Hook.f. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide;