Oberonia falconeri Hook.f. 1888


Photo by K Keller and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by Trekking Thailand and the Orchids of Thailand Website

Full Shade Warm Cold LATER Summer EARLIER Fall

Common Name or Meaning Falconer's Oberonia [English Botanist in India 1800's] - In China Duan Er Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in Bangladesh, the western Himalayas, India, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Yunnan province of China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia in forests or thickets at elevations of 600 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with 4 to 5, imbricating, ensiform, weakly falcate, acute, fleshy, sessile leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a terminal, subdensely many flowered inflroescence completely enveloped by scarious bracts and has scarious, lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Iridorkis falconeri (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Oberonia calcicola Holttum 1947; Oberonia siamensis Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as O siamensis; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:284 Holttum 1947 as O calcicola; Flora Of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as O calicola drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 as O calcicola drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as O siamensis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as O siamensis; 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 Drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide/drawing good; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 drawing fide; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo ok;