Oberonia anthropophora Lindl. 1830 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Photo by The Societe Francaise d'Orchidophilie Section Nord Website

Common Name The Mannikin Carrying Oberonia [refers to the lips looking like a little man] - In China Chang Lie Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .1" [.2 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Hainan China and Vietnam in valleys on trees at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying 5, unequal, uncurved leaves that blooms in the fall on a 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Notice the tiny man like figures made by the lip in the photo.

Synonyms Iridorchis anthropophora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis anthropophora (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide to the first photo only;Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 photo ok; Orchids of Arunchal Pradesh Hegde 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Cribb & Pearce 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing good; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos ok; Wild Orchids of Thailand Vol 2 Vadhanaphuti 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;