Oberonia cylindrica Lindl. 1840

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Part Shade Hot Cool Winter Summer Fall

Common Name The Cylindrical Oberonia [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to semipendent stem carrying sword-shaped, fleshy, slightly curved, overlapping and 2 ranked leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and summer on a terminal, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, rachis to 4.4" [11 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, erose margins floral bracts.

Synonyms Iridorkis cylindrica (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis cylindrica (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Orchidaceae Fascile 5 Ames 1915; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #2 2015 photo fide;