Oberonia longibracteata Lindl.1830 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Drawing Photo by F Suranjan/Drawing by Seidenfaden at the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbaria Jany Renz

Full ShadeCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Long Bracted Oberonia - In China Chang Bao Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .04 to .06" [1 to 1.5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 1200 to 1700 meters in dense forests on trees as a small sized cool growing epiphyteor lithoterrestrial with a rather short stem carrying 5 to 6, subbasal, laterally compressed, linear to linear-lanceolate, slightly thickened, not articulate basally, acuminate apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a subcylindric, connate in the lower part of the leaf, appearing to rise from the leaf blade, wingless to nearly so, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 sterile bracts and linear-lanceolate, exceeding the flowers floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination because there are no floral details in the photo, so use with caution, the drawing is correct,

Synonyms Oberonia dalatensis Gagnep. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide to drawing; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok