Oberonia nitida Seidenf. 1971

Plant and Flower in situ Thailand Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Shimmering Oberonia

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with short stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases carrying laterally compressed, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect then arching, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide;