Oberonia lycopodioides (J.König) Ormerod 1995 SUBGENUS Oberonia

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Rogier van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Another Inflorescence?

Plant and Flowers? Photos by © Peter O'Byrne, courtesy Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun HotFall

Common Name or Meaning The Lycopodium-Like Oberonia [A fern Ally Plant]

Flower Size .05" [1.8mm]

Found in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Malaysia, Moluccas, the Philippines, and Sumatra in semi-open lowland areas at elevations of sealevel to 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendant stem enveloped completely by small, flattened, imbricating, conduplicate, oblique, blunt apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, to 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

In Malacca, a state within Penninsular Malayasia, the whole plant is crushed and used as a poulstice for the treatment of boils.

CAUTION The first 2 photo by van Vugt match most descriptions of the species and are correct, the second 2 photos are possibly correct.

Synonyms Cymbidium lycopodioides (J.König) Willd. 1805; *Epidendrum lycopodioides J.König 1791; Iridorchis anceps (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis anceps (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia anceps Lindl. 1838; Oberonia ancipita Náves 1880; Oberonia griffithii Wight 1851; Oberonia imbricata Wight 1851; Oberonia imbricatiflora J.J.Sm. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Oberonia anceps; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as O anceps; Orchidaceae Fascile 1 Ames 1905 as O anceps; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as O imbricata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as O anceps drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as O imbricata drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as O imbricata; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915 as O anceps; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O anceps drawing fide ; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 4 1959 as O anceps; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O anceps drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 6 1978 as O anceps; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as O anceps photo good; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 as O anceps drawing fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as O anceps drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as O anceps photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfadden 1992 as O anceps drawing fide; A Checklist of Borneo Orchids Wood & Cribb 1994 as O anceps; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as Oberonia anceps; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo good; A Guide to the Orchids of Myanmar Kurzwell & Lwin 2014 photo fide to first 2 photos

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