Oberonia rasmussenii Seidenf. 1975 SUBGENUS Menophyllum

Another Angle Photos by the Butterflys & Wild Orchids Gallery

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name Rasmussen's Oberonia [Danish Gardener and curator of Seidenfaden's orchids current]

Flower Size .04" [1mm]

Found in Thailand and China at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with narrow, non-jointed leaves held in a loose fan, that blooms in the fall and winter on an axillary, 7.2" [18 cm] long overall, rachis 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, irregularily dented, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and holding the flowers in close, somewhat irregular, 8 flowered whorls, becoming looser towards the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Botanisk Tidsskrift Bild 70 Hft 1 Contributions to the flora of Thailand VI Seidenfaden 1975 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide;