Oberonia claviloba Jayaw. 1963 Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Club-Shaped Lobe Oberonia

Flower Size .04" [1 mm]

Found in central Sri Lanka in transitional submontane to tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations around 500 to 600 metera as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short, compressed, non-pseudobulbous stem carrying 4 to 5, distichous, equitant, laterally compressed, not fleshy, straight to subfalcate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, spiciform, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, adnate to the uppermost leaf, obscurely whorled, racemose, 2.72" [6.8 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, acute, slightly and distantly serrulate margin floral bracts and the brown, apical flowers opening first, uppermost few not opening, then opening downwards.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide;