Oberonia delicata Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Li Jianwu

Full shade Cool Cold LATERSummer

Common Name The Delicate Oberonia- in China

Flower Size

Found in Yunnan province of China at elevations of 1600 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent stem carrying 5 to 6, distichous-equitant, laterally compressed, ensiform, slightly fleshy, acute, margins more or less undulate, non-articulate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a pendent, peduncle 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts

CAUTION Said to be a synonym of O obcordata but if this determination is correct for this species then it is certainly different and not synonomous!

Synonyms Crepidium sichuanicum (Tang & F.T.Wang ex S.C.Chen) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;