Oberonia fungumolens Burkill 1924 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Platyacron

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and the The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website.

Fragrantpartial shadeHotWarm

Common Name The Mushroom Smelling Oberonia

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia, in lowland forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying bright green, very obliaue, slightly s-curved, very obtuse apically, strongly incurved towards the apex leaves that blooms on a 4.8" [12 cm] long, shortly pubescent inflorescence with shortly pubescent bracts and carrying fragrant, mushroom scented flowers in fairly regular whorls


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide;