Oberonia mannii Hook.f. 1890


Plant and Flowers in situ China

Photos by Chinafield and The www.planta.ca Website

TYPE Drawing

Type Drawing From Icones 21 Hooker 1890.

Full Shade Warm Cold Summer

Common Name Mann's Oberonia [German Forest Engineer in British India later 1800's] - In China Xiao Hua Yuan Wei Lan

Flower Size 1/30th" [.07mm]

Found in Tibet, Yunnan and Fujian provinces of China, Assam and Bangladesh at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 5 to 9, alternate, linear, laterally compressed, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 1.2 to 2.6" [3 to 6.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, long acuminate floral bracts and carrying yellow to greenish yellow, verticillate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 21 Hooker 1890 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Fascile 6 Ames 1922; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959?; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 4 Ansari & Balakrishnan 1990 drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 Drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven and Deyuan 2009; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;