Oberonia lunata (Blume) Lindl. 1830

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne Copyright , and the The Swiss Orchid Foundatin at the Jany Renz Herbaria

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

Full Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Lunate Oberonia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .005" [1.5mm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Java in wetter montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a mini- miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 4, spread out, linear, gradually narrowing to the acute apex leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Iridorkis lunata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; *Malaxis lunata Blume 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & P Cribb 1989 as Malaxis lunata drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal 2001 as O aff lunata; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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