Oberonia angustifolia Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith

Deep Shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Narrow Leaved Oberonia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas of India as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying 4 to 6, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms on an erect, verticillate, peduncle .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, rachis 1.4 to 2.4" [3.5 to 6 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Iridorkis angustifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis angustifolia (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Oberonia denticulata var. angustifolia (Lindl.) S.Misra 1989; Oberonia iridifolia var. angustifolia (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890; Oberonia smisrae var. angustifolia (Lindl.) Panigrahi in S.K.Murti & G.Panigrahi 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide