Oberonia arisanensis Hayata 1914

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Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name The Mount Arisan Oberonia [mountain in Taiwan] - In China A Li Shan Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in the Ryukyus and in Taiwan in forests on trees at elevations of 400 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphytye with a stem carrying many, distichous-equitant, laterally compressed, ensiform to linear, not articulate basally, acuminate to acute apically leaves that blooms in the later winter through late spring on an axillary, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescnece with ovate-lanceolate floral bracts and .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] between each whorl of flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos fide