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 courtesy of Jim Cootes, 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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