Oberonia emarginata King & Pantl. 1898 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Photo by Daniel L Geiger and Oberonia The Microscopists delight Website


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

Part ShadeCool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Notched Oberonia [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 950 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect to pendent, short stem carrying 5 to 7, linear-ensiform, acute to subacute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terminal, verticillate, peduncle, bracteate, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, rachis 1 to 2.2" [2.5 to 5.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Oberonia micrantha King & Pantl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as O micrantha drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as O micrantha drawing good; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide/photo good; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; The Orchids of Bhutan Pierce & Cribb 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide;