Oberonia recurva Lindl. 1839 SUBGENUS Menophyllum Drawing by King & Pantling and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flowers? Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Full shade WarmCoolFallWinter

Common Name The Recurved Oberonia - In China Hua Nan Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in tha Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Darjeeling, Sikkim, India and Sri Lanka in tropical valleys and in submontane and tropical wet evergreen forests elevations of 900 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a fan of 3 to 4, ensiform-lanceolate, tapering to an acute apex, straight to weakly falcate, imbricate basally leavest that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to decurved, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, densely many flowered, terete, grooved inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, subacute, crenulate to entire floral bracts

Synonyms Iridorchis gardneriana (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891; Iridorchis recurva (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis recurva (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Malaxis setifera (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia croftiana King & Pantl. 1898; Oberonia gardneriana Thwaites 1861; Oberonia lingmalensis Blatt. & McCann 1931; Oberonia myriantha var. parvula (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Oberonia parvula King & Pantl. 1895; Oberonia setifera Lindl. 1859;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O croftiana drawing ok; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O parvula drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo ok;