Oberonia kanburiensis Seidenf. 1973 SECTION Apotemnophyllum

Photo by Li Yuling

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name The Kanburi Oberonia [A town in Thailand]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas and Thailand in forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-minature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem enveloped by linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, 2.4 to 4" " [6 to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with irregularily fringed floral bracts and carrying ocher yellow flowers with a lighter yellow petals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;