Oberonia pumilio Rchb.f. 1857

SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Plant and Flowers Photo by Photo by L.Y.Th. Westra from the Orchis project website

Full shadeWarmHotWinter

Common Name The Dwarf Oberonia

Flower Size .05" [1.2mm]

Found in the western Himalayas, Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Vietnam in lowlands as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with no noticeable stem carrying acute, fleshy leaves held in a fan that blooms in the winter on an axillary, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, many flowered, from the base inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the ovaries/pedicels floral bracts.

Synonyms Malaxis pumilio (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia treubii Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java JJ SM. 1905 as O treubii; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as O treubii drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide;Orchids of Java Comber 1990 ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009;