Oberonia bicornis Lindl. 1830

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

Part Shade Hot Cool Fall

Common Name The Two Horned Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Bangladesh, Assam, and Karnataka India in semi-evergreen forests on higher plateaus at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with membraneous, acute to obtuse, semi-falcate leaves that blooms in the fall on a very slender, curved, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with setaceous, longer than the flowers floral bracts and carrying reddish yellow flowers.

Synonyms Iridorkis bicornis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis bicornis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia umbonata Blatt. & McCann 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018;